Cabela's and Sportsman's Guide sell Rock Island Armory handguns. Tombstone Tactical and Champion Firearms also stock these firearms. The most popular Rock Island Armory handgun is the RIA 1911, a steel semi-automatic pistol.
The RIA 1911 has a textured grip, steel body, 5-inch barrel and 4.6-pound trigger pull. This single-trigger pistol features a small visual sight, thumb safety switch and recoil-reducing handle design. It also offers smooth trigger action and is an excellent weapon for close fighting, according to Champion Firearms. The RIA 1911 holds up to eight bullets, weighs 2.87 pounds when loaded and comes with a manufacturer's lifetime warranty.