Anyone own an Armscor 1911 ?


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Just One Shot
December 22, 2008, 04:16 PM
I have found an Armscor 1911 45 acp for $399.00 and was wondering if any of you own one or have any experience with them. All I know is the salesman said he owned one and they are made in the Philippines.

He said that he thought they were the closest thing to the original Colts out of all of the reproductions. I didn't handle it because I was Christmas shopping and in a hurry but it looked good in the case.

I wan't to go back and check it out better but I thought I would gets some opinions from some of the 1911 experts here.

Thoughts?

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nalioth
December 22, 2008, 04:32 PM
You'll probably want to ask about or search for "Rock Island Armory" and "Charles Daly" brand 1911s, as they're both made by Armscor, as well.

f4t9r
December 22, 2008, 05:22 PM
Great gun. You would be very with one

rondog
December 22, 2008, 05:38 PM
If it's a "real Armscor", as in rollmarked Armscor on the slide, buy it!!! Those aren't imported here anymore. Excellent quality pistols. Armscor still makes their branded pistols, but they're not imported to the US. The line they make that IS imported here is Rock Island Armory, High Standard and certain frames for STI 1911's. Those are also fine quality pistols, although considered entry-level 1911's by a lot of folks.

Armscor/RIA are very highly thought of by the folks that own them, and the importer, Advanced Tactical in Pahrump, NV, will stand behind them 100% on any problems the guns may have. Buy that Armscor pistol with confidence!

For more info/testimonials, go to www.m1911.org, there's a whole forum dedicated just to those makes, with thousands of happy posts about them. FWIW - I have three RIA's, and you can't have ANY of them!

easyrider6042004@yahoo.ca
December 22, 2008, 05:40 PM
I want one myself so started a thread recently on the long term durability/reliability of this make. Seems like THR members have had good experience.

Check it out:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=412794

Just One Shot
December 22, 2008, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the links guys. The guns look promising for the money. I may have to skip over to the gun counter and take a closer look at them real soon.

Now, if I can just figure out a way to get the wife to understand my desire to add another gun to the gun safe. :rolleyes:

FoMoGo
December 22, 2008, 08:01 PM
I have 2 armscor made 1911s, a Rock Island Match and my wifes High Standard Crusader Compact... GREAT pistols.
http://www.turbopinto.com/images/guns/1911s.jpg


Jim

wally
December 22, 2008, 08:15 PM
Like this one?

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18939&d=1101660672

Great guns for the money, imported now with a slightly different slide (more traditional serrations and parkerized) as the RIA Tactical.

Here is my thread from about four years ago when I first got it:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=113465

Some had external extractors, IMHO these are a bit less desirable, but I believe they use the EAA Witness .45 extractor so it shouldn't be unobtanium if it breaks someday.

--wally.

tinroad37e
December 22, 2008, 09:02 PM
I will never sell my Armscor Rock Island 1911.

MrRezister
December 23, 2008, 11:06 AM
I've got one of the Rock Island compacts, and my experience so far has been less than satisfactory. My first run through with a variety of JHP handloads and the factory mag resulted in 1 malfuction for every 6-8 rounds.

I've sought advice on this board and so today I'm going to go get a couple of quality magazines and some good ammo and try again soon. Will update when I know more. Thanks guys!

FoMoGo
December 23, 2008, 11:13 AM
With your compact, what kind of malfunctions?
If they are FTF, look and see if the adge of the hollowpoint is hanging on the throat of the barrel. You may just need some polishing or a slight smoothing in that area.


Jim

mpmarty
December 23, 2008, 11:29 AM
After owning my RIA tactical for nearly two years, I feel like I bought a fifty dollar bill for twenty bucks. It outclasses my PT1911 in finish, accuracy, "feel" and fit. I wish I'd bought the RIA first, I could have avoided the cost of the PT1911 entirely. Not that there is anything really "wrong" with the PT1911, it's just that the RIA surpasses it in all respects.

rondog
December 23, 2008, 02:40 PM
I've got one of the Rock Island compacts, and my experience so far has been less than satisfactory. My first run through with a variety of JHP handloads and the factory mag resulted in 1 malfuction for every 6-8 rounds.

I've sought advice on this board and so today I'm going to go get a couple of quality magazines and some good ammo and try again soon. Will update when I know more. Thanks guys!

Sir, I highly recommend replacing the stock recoil spring with one from Wolff, your Compact will perform MUCH better! I have a Compact that had occasional FTF issues, and that spring solved it. A very cheap and effective fix. I "think" the part number is 49022, but you'd be better served to call Wolff or Advanced Tactical to verify that. A/T uses the same Wolff springs for the replacements that they supply, and the highly recommend them.

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