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Forum: Rock Island Armory 10-31-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,414
Posted By OldEagleEars
Amazingly enough, RIA triggers are pretty darned...

Amazingly enough, RIA triggers are pretty darned good as they come from the factory. Almost every magazine test I've read has praised the feel and crispness of the fire control system, conclusions...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 10-31-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,393
Posted By OldEagleEars
Take it partially down again and reassemble the...

Take it partially down again and reassemble the leaf spring, hammer, grip safety and MSH units. The grip safety depends on the right-side leaf of the spring to keep in proper position to stop the...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 10-31-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,203
Posted By OldEagleEars
igolfat8 - I hate to say it but taking the...

igolfat8 - I hate to say it but taking the windage screw out won't make any difference to getting the LPA adjustable sight off your gun. The elevation screw covers the set-screw and it is an...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 10-27-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By OldEagleEars
On the Tragedy in Stillwater Oklahoma

This is the text of a public posting I put on Facebook. I wrote these words and stand behind them. Anyone may copy and post this as they wish with appropriate citation given. Thank you for reading. -...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 10-23-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By OldEagleEars
OldCop876 - I suppose by now you've learned that...

OldCop876 - I suppose by now you've learned that the Tactical version of the Rock Compact has the dovetailed Novak-style sights but only a left-side thumb safety. The GI version also had the dovetail...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 10-23-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,100
Posted By OldEagleEars
I've put a Bushnell First-Strike on my Rock TCM...

I've put a Bushnell First-Strike on my Rock TCM by modifying an EGR Novak mount for a Docter sight. I don't really see that other than convenience would recommend a Pickatinny rail on a slide. If you...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 10-19-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By OldEagleEars
OldCop876 - You aren't the only one who has...

OldCop876 - You aren't the only one who has trouble with those antique "thumbnail" sights! I gave my oldest grandson a Rock Compact-GI in .45 ACP three years ago and while he loved the gun, even as a...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 10-19-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By OldEagleEars
I made the decision to have three guns in my...

I made the decision to have three guns in my carry rotation based on what I regard as the probability of threat in the environment I'm going to be in. While I cannot guarantee my threat estimates...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 10-16-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,479
Posted By OldEagleEars
I used the Hogue P-14 grips on my doublestack...

I used the Hogue P-14 grips on my doublestack TCM. They did have to be slightly finessed around the grip-screw holes and plunger tube and slight relief grooves cut behind the little "ears" that fit...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 10-16-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By OldEagleEars
The comments on ball versus hollowpoint ammo are...

The comments on ball versus hollowpoint ammo are somewhat influenced by the use of ball ammo by the American military in concordance with the international rules of warfare as written before the turn...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 10-12-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By OldEagleEars
Yeah, I'll agree that much of the problem would...

Yeah, I'll agree that much of the problem would seem to be a proliferation of models (actually standard models with extra gimmicks in many regards, but this is true of all production firearms...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 09-29-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By OldEagleEars
Polishing the feed ramp is alleged to cure...

Polishing the feed ramp is alleged to cure feeding issues, rusty spots on the frame, acne, curvature of the spine, erectile dysfunction and the ongoing conflict in the Horn of Africa. The truth is...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 09-27-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By OldEagleEars
actionpistol327 - I'm a big believer in...

actionpistol327 - I'm a big believer in Cerakoting though I prefer to let a professional do the job. That said, I had a bad experience with the first guy who 'Koted my Rock CS-Tac as he apparently...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 09-27-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By OldEagleEars
neorebel - Good shooting, good gun! I bought one...

neorebel - Good shooting, good gun! I bought one just like it for my oldest grandson a couple of years ago and while he loves it, those GI-type sights were a problem for him. After I installed a set...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 09-27-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,903
Posted By OldEagleEars
TUFF-IRON - I've been shooting my TCM for going...

TUFF-IRON - I've been shooting my TCM for going on three-years now and it is certainly a fantastically fun cartridge to shoot. Unfortunately, the indoor range I was a member of banned the round the...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 09-05-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,846
Posted By OldEagleEars
Yes, those TCM cartridges do make some show-biz...

Yes, those TCM cartridges do make some show-biz don't they? They also have a penchant for putting divots in target steel also as you may have found out. Nice looking setup for competition also, good...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 09-03-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By OldEagleEars
Correct, the frames are investment-cast and the...

Correct, the frames are investment-cast and the slides are forged, all from ordnance-grade steel.
SASS325 - Welcome to the Rockpile and I'm very glad you like your new pistol. I've had a CS-Tac .45...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 09-02-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,517
Posted By OldEagleEars
LlamaMan - The Cerakote on my TCM did take away...

LlamaMan - The Cerakote on my TCM did take away the tiny bit of looseness I had noticed in the slide fit on the rails. My "koter" said that often happens. The Cerakote on the feed ramp of my CS-Tac...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 09-02-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,694
Posted By OldEagleEars
LAPD - I replaced the GI-type sights on my...

LAPD - I replaced the GI-type sights on my grandson's compact .45 with these MGW sights I got from Brownells. You have a choice of plain black or white dots and your pistol should take the narrow...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 09-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By OldEagleEars
Armscor's customer service is top-notch yet there...

Armscor's customer service is top-notch yet there are some folks who think that Armscor should have a bank of phone operators on duty 24/7/365 to take their call and seem to get upset when contacting...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 09-02-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,356
Posted By OldEagleEars
The whoop-de-doo about bushing wrenches for...

The whoop-de-doo about bushing wrenches for disassembly of 1911's (either with or without a FLGR) seems based on the idea that in "combat" one might have to disassemble one's pistol under fire to...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 08-31-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By OldEagleEars
Redheadhockey13 - That stuff that new Rocks come...

Redheadhockey13 - That stuff that new Rocks come drenched in is NOT oil but a corrosion preventative fluid that they use for the trip across the ocean. Just wiping it down isn't sufficient to get it...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 08-30-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,509
Views: 1,649,845
Posted By OldEagleEars
Mexican Kerry - I think a lot of the disdain laid...

Mexican Kerry - I think a lot of the disdain laid on this sort of pistol may be because in the past so many of these were "bumper-shop" chromed without a lot of care in the finish. This didn't mean...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 08-30-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,517
Posted By OldEagleEars
LlamaMan - While I'm sure there are other...

LlamaMan - While I'm sure there are other sources, Brownells has very complete inventory of finishes that can be home applied in their big-book. But whichever route you choose, please remember that...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 08-28-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,796
Posted By OldEagleEars
Excuse me but did I miss something? On all three...

Excuse me but did I miss something? On all three of my Rock 1911's the mainspring housing pin, the sear pin and the hammer pin all install from left to right (seen from the rear of the gun). They...
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