ROCK ISLAND ARMORY
1911's


Model

6"

Long Slide

5"


FS
Full Size
(Government size)

5"


1911A2
High Capacity

4"


MS
Mid Size
(sorta Commander size)

3.5"


CS
Compact Size
(Officers ACP size)

GI

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Tactical

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Match

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Sarco

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Centerfire

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There are 3 different frame sizes, each takes it own magazine.

The Full Size's magazine is a standard 7 rounds. Eight round mags are common. A standard 7 rounder can have its spring and follower changed to give the higher capacity (not recommended). Or the 8 rounder can stick out the mag well a bit for that 8th round. All models use this size magazine except the CS and the 1911A2.

The Compact Size's magazine is a standard 6 rounds. You can cram an extra round in with the same methods as the FS. A FS mag will also fit the CS (but not vice versa). It will hang out the mag well a bit and there is a chance of over insertion which will cause a malfunction, so use the proper size for important work.

The 1911A2 High Capacity's magazine is the same 13 round mag as the Para Ordinance. They tend to be a bit more $$$$. But 13 + 1 of .45 acp would be nice (and heavy).


This list is obviously incomplete. I am not associated with Rock Island Armory, Armscor, or any other firearm manufacturer, unfortunately. If you'd like to help fill in the missing or incorrect info, send a note to me. Pictures welcomed!
Disclaimer: Don't make any serious financial decisions based on anything you see here.

Links:
Armscor/Rock Island Forum
Parts illustration and prices
Advanced Tactical Firearms in Pahrump, NV
1911 Torture test
Sarco
Centerfire
Gunbroker
Where I got my GI CS
My experience with a RIA GI CS.
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute mini review.
Astrophotography