When I look at the areas of interest on my blog the Rock Island Armory 1911′s are first in interest by a wide margin. I have my original post on the Rock Island as well as an update I posted 9/14/07. I also refinished my Tactical using DuraCoat in matte black. I especially hope you find some useful information on refinishing a 1911.
Rock Island Armory pistols are available in the Tactical, my favorite, as well as the standard GI model in 45 acp, the 38 super in standard GI configuration and finally a compact CCW model in 45 acp. From information I’ve recieved we may have another model in the next year which would be the Tactical model in a 4 inch barrel! One other model is available by special order and that is the Match version. The match version appears to be a Tactical model with some very important additions. The frame and slide are hand fitted at ARMSCORS custom shop and sports a Millet type adjustable rear sight with an orange fiber optic front sight. Test results may be seen at MForum1911.com eZine.
These links will take you directly to everything “Rock”! At the bottom of the page on the first link below is a link you can click to get a large view of the front sight schematic of the Rock Tactical. Just print this out if you wish and you will have all the information you need to replace the front sight with any sight of your choice. Note that the front and rear sight cuts are Novak. More to come:-)