Rock Island Armory/Armscor introduced a plethora of new guns at Range Day for SHOT Show 2013. The one that really jumped at the Haus of Guns crew was the new 1911/2011 pistol in a 10mm Auto configuration. It takes an 8 round single stack magazine (sorry New York) and is mucho tricked to the max with positive traction all over the place and as the name says, is capped with VZ grip panels.
With full power 10mm FMJ ammo the 2011 Rock Island Armory 10mm Tactical VZ (too long I know) reports with minimal muzzle flip and is extremely controllable thanks to the velcro-like feel all over the exterior of this pistol. The skeletonized trigger is fantastic and all functions perform with smooth response and tight construction.
I sure wish I could have run an entire box through the gun, because after just 10 rounds I found myself wanting more and more. But it should handle well… It weighs about 2.5 pounds!
Rock Island Armory 10mm Tactical VZ 2011
The 10mm Tactical VZ Series 2011 comes with everything you’ve come to expect out of Rock Island Armory.
• Single action
• 8 +1ound capacity – full magazine well
• Fully ramped barrel
• Full guide rod
• 5 inch barrel length
• 8.75 inch overall length
• Full dust cover picatinny rail
• Front fiber optic and adjustable low profile rear sites
• VZ Grip
• Extended beavertail for added control
• Ambidextrous safety
• Parkerized finish
• 2.49 pounds
Both the 10mm Tactial II and the 10mm Tactial VZ 2011 are scheduled to ship during the 2nd quarter of 2013.