Since being acquired by Armscor in 1985, Rock Island Armory has been a consistent source of innovation in the firearms industry. What Rock River Arms has done for black rifles with their LAR series, they have also done for the 1911 platform. However, that innovation goes beyond the storied 1911. Their contributions have made Rock Island Armory understandably popular among the users of GunBroker.com. The next time you are browsing the online marketplace, look for some of the following Rock Island Armory models.
There may be no higher praise for Rock Island Armory’s VR80 than pointing out that it is as functionally awesome as it looks. The Rock Island VR80 feels like it has taken the AR 12 platform to a new level. It combines the comfortable familiarity of the AR-style rifle with the intuitive functionality of a shotgun. It is no small wonder that the Rock Island VR80 is so popular among users of GunBroker.com.
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When you think of power and velocity in a handgun, something like a powerhouse Ruger 357 revolver likely comes to mind. While there is no denying the effectiveness of a handgun that iconic, it would be a mistake to overlook Rock Island Armory’s proprietary 22 TCM cartridge.
The meteoric bottleneck 22 TCM has gained traction among users of the GunBroker.com marketplace for several reasons. Namely, 22 TCM produces a blazing handgun velocity of 2000 feet per second (FPS) with surprisingly minimal recoil. Plus, it runs like a dream from a compatible 1911.
If Rock Island is able to achieve a velocity of greater than 2000 FPS from the four-inch barrel of a handgun, imagine the velocity they can produce with a rifle. The bottleneck speed-demon 22 TCM makes for an impressively fast, flat, and far shooter. Browse GunBroker.com for examples of this light, powerful, and distinctive tack driver.
Rock Island Armory really made its name by providing gun enthusiasts with high-quality options, even if they are not in a position to drop four figures on a 1911 pistol. Most representative of that dynamic is the Rock Island Armory M1911 GI Standard. It is a wholly representative example of the 1911—tough, no-frills, and entirely reliable. Check GunBroker.com for a Rock Island Armory 1911 chambered in the traditional 45 ACP, 22 TCM, and 22 WMR. Whichever you choose, you cannot go wrong.