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.
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
• 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.