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Old March 18, 2016, 08:40 AM   #1
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Rock Island Arms Baby Rock

Anybody have one? Like the concept, the Browning .380 is neat, but too small for my hands. Thanks, John
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Old March 18, 2016, 06:30 PM   #2
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I don't, but if its as good as their larger colt copy guns this will be a great alternative to the more expensive other colt copies.
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Old March 18, 2016, 06:35 PM   #3
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If the Browning .380 is too small, I'm sure the RIA won't be much bigger.
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Old March 19, 2016, 11:10 PM   #4
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Anybody been able to find any photos,etc.,yet?Sounds good for 1911 fans!
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Old March 20, 2016, 12:53 AM   #5
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http://armscor.com/firearms/bbr-series/baby-rock-380/
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Old March 20, 2016, 04:05 AM   #6
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I understand the Baby Rock is similar in size to the Llama Micro Max, not a tiny pistol but it (the MicroMax) and my Browning Compact 1911 are basically the same size.
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Old March 20, 2016, 04:53 AM   #7
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It looks like they have perhaps acquired the old tooling from Gabilondo.

It looks to be a decent offering, but I really don't care for the trendy wide and slanted slide serrations in the rear, and definitely not the ones in the front. The beavertail is also fruity looking as is the trigger with holes drilled in it.

Given Armscor's state of the art CNC machinery and the diligence and craftsmanship of the Filipino worker, I'm sure these will be a far superior product to the former Llama, with much less evidence of hand fitting.
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Old March 21, 2016, 04:42 AM   #8
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Correct the Llama pistols did require hand fitting of interior parts the big reason for poor quality arms during the late 70's through the 80's. They bounced back to a great degree when the Micro Max ( and it's bigger breathren) was introduced at the end of the eighties and some quality pistols were the result. Llamas of the forties, fifties and sixties are well made and functional.
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