This is a full review of the Rock Island Armory (RIA) Tac Ultra FS HC 9mm 1911 (or 2011).

The first question you’re already asking is “what the heck all those letters mean? Surely they’re not important!” 

Well actually they kinda are:

Tac is rock island’s designation for their “tactical”  line of firearms. Ultra means it has a fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear sights (or sight upgrade). FS means full size. HC means high capacity.  And 1911 means…well you know what that means or else you wouldn’t be reading this right now.

It’s important because rock island makes a 1911 for everyone under the sun. Yes it makes a non ultra tactical 1911, commander and mid size tac ultras, single stack and double stack variations, and a range of calibers including 9mm .40 S&W 45acp and 10mm for any of those styles of 1911.

Here are the specs:

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