Rock Island Armory Releases Two New 10MM 1911’s

    Rock Island Armory introduced several new guns at SHOT. Two caught my attention because of the number of readers expressing interest in a 1911 in 10mm. I must say I also have an interest in this caliber especially in a 1911.

    The first 10mm is the Tactical II pictured above. The new Tactical has an orange fiber optic front sight as well as an extended magwell. Lastly it comes standard with VZ grips in gray/black.

    12 - 10mm Tactical VZ Spec Sheets copy

    Next we have the 2011 Tactical with the full-length dust cover with rail. Additionally a fiber optic front sight is standard as is the new extended magwell. VZ grips are also included as part of the package.

    Magazine capacity for both pistols is 8+1 of powerful 10mm. Both of these new 1911’s will be released the second quarter of 2013. Price has yet to be announced.


    • Single action
    • 10mm
    • 8 +1 round capacity
    • Full extended magazine well
    • Fully ramped barrel
    • Full guide rod
    • 5 inch barrel length
    • 8.75 inch overall length
    • Front fiber optic and adjustable low profile rear sites
    • VZ Grip
    • Extended beavertail for added control
    • Ambidextrous safety
    • Parkerized finish
    • 2.49 pounds – empty

    For those who have been looking for a standard size 1911 in 10mm your train has just come in! Click on the pictures for a larger view.

    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.