Buy this magwell if your Rock Island Wide-Body 1911 came from the factory WITHOUT a magwell.
-- No need to cut the frame
-- MUCH wider reloading funnel
-- More than twice as deep as the factory magwell
-- Aluminum construction = light weight
-- Protects mag release when set on a table
-- Includes extended mainspring housing pin
IMPORTANT: Rock Island guns come in "short" and "long" frame sizes. "Long" frames are the standard models that shipped without a magwell. "Short" frames are cut at the factory to make room for a magwell and extended basepad.
This "tall" magwell works with the standard LONG frame, no frame-cutting required!
THE TRADE-OFF: Because we haven't actually shortened the frame, you will need to use longer magazine tubes. We suggest buying Remington RP mags (cheap!) equipped with TF extensions. (MBX and/or modified STI magazines also work great.)
You will need to shorten your existing "long" grips to fit the magwell. However, if you don't want to trim the grips, you can buy a new set of factory-built "short" grips from RIA.
NOTE: EXPECT MINOR FITTING: We see wide variations in Rock Island pistols -- the frames vary by up to .050" in length, and the frame isn't always cleanly finished where the magwell attaches. Some minor fitting will be required on some guns -- others will drop in effortlessly.
NOTE: We cannot ship this part internationally.
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This is a great magwell..Fit is wonderful, finish is great...size of magwell makes fast reloads alot easier..If you are competitor of considering it, I definitely recommend this product...