Rock River Arms guns...how are they?

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Rock River Arms guns...how are they?

Post by mpolans on Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:41 pm

Anyone have any experience/knowledge on how well RRA guns are built, particularly how well their barrels are fitted?

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Post by SteveT on Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:35 pm

They are great

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Post by CR10X on Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:36 pm

Myself and a lot of other people seem to do OK with them.

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Post by Saladman on Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:02 pm

A guy that shoots one in local 2700 seems pretty darn impressed with his.  He was a bit bummed that it was made according to the slightly more old school rules that didn't allow a beavertail grip safety, however it looks good and he likes it!

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Post by Christopher Miceli on Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:21 pm

they have gone up in prize since they have come back on the market.

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:42 pm

I really like that they were at Perry supporting their shooters.

Very classy.

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Post by 172snowhawk on Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:42 pm

Picked up a Rock River Hardball. It has excellent fit and a very crisp trigger.  My scores have gone up.

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Post by rich.tullo on Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:56 pm

I would pick them over a Les Baer , I hear the wait at one time was crazy but if they are holding to their word they are nice.

If I had to do it all over again I would not make a big investment until I shot over 270/300 in my league NMCs. Spend the money on a 22lr and try a few out.

Range officer or an STI Trojan with a good trigger job and a tight EGW bushing will take you to master level. I scored a guy with an RO that shoot 2600.

Maybe he got the luck of the draw with his barrel but they are good enough for not a lot of money.

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Post by dstates on Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:48 pm

I got a new RRA 1911 earlier this year before Nationals.  I live in the area and had a few choices for locally made pistols (SA, LB and RRA).  Mark Z. did a great job on my pistol.  I had it at Perry and it would barely pick up 3.5lbs and I didn't like being that close in case someone shaky had to weigh my trigger on the line.  I took it in to RRA on vendor row and Mark checked it and added just a touch.  Great support. 

Below is a picture of my pistol and the test target.  I'm not sure why RRA doesn't use an NRA target, but for reference I measured the diameter of the "10" ring to be 1.5" (slightly smaller than an outdoor X ring).  I haven't had the time to put it in a rest with my reloads, but it always shoots on call.  I hope to make it to the range this fall and get some groups with my ammo now that most of the outdoor matches are done.

Doug

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Post by Jon Eulette on Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:24 pm

I'm building a RRA from scratch for a customer now. Older/early frame and slide that have never been touched. Has some strange dimensions I've encountered during the build but going to be an outstanding pistol. I had a chance to look at one in 2013 at Perry (new one that belonged to a friend) and barrel fit was really good.
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Post by messenger on Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:06 am

I bought a used RR wad gun and it didn't shoot very well. I sent it to Dave Salyer and he said he had never seen a pistol with that many rounds through it. He rebuilt it for me an now it is my favorite wad gun. I ransomed it at 43yds and it shot a 7/8" group.

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Post by mpolans on Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:24 pm

Okay, the last one doesn't seem to count. If it's had million rounds through it, I'd hardly think that's a fair indication of build quality.

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Post by Blsi2600 on Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:47 am

In the hand of dstates his Rock River is incredibly consistent.

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