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Rock Island 2011?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing - Assembly - Finishing' started by Variable, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Variable

    Variable Active Member Life Member

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    Talking with a fellow this weekend about messing around with a 2011. We talked about the need for reliability. The STI and Stacato's of the world are very nice. He happens to work on the 1911 and thinks that he can make a fine 2011 from a Rock Island for about $1500 including the gun. Does that sound reasonable ?
     
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    That seems reasonable - depending upon what's included in the work.

    Here's a link to Hayes Custom Guns, where they itemize specifically the work they perform on Rock Island pistols:
    https://hayescustomguns.com/rock-island/
     
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    JimP42 Mostly harmless Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    If by "2011" you mean "double stack 1911", then yes. Technically a 2011 has a metal upper frame and a separate grip module (STI uses polymer, and Infinity uses metal).

    Anyway I have heard good things about the Rock Island double stack 1911s. You can often find STIs used under 2k, and occasionally for under 1600.
     
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