Rock River Arms PS6000 Poly-Framed 1911

A Poly-Pistol You’ll Be Proud To Pack

By Tank Hoover

Polyanathema, the “hate for polymer,” is rapidly declining among gun enthusiasts. In fact, many are now realizing the benefits polymer-framed pistols have to offer, including strong, lightweight, rust-free features, for packing their favorite piece. Some are even demanding it. Imagine that.

As one who packed a full-sized polymer-framed pistol 12–14 hours a day for years, I certainly enjoyed the lightweight benefits poly-framed pistols provided. And guess what? It never disappointed, performing perfectly every time I shot it.

It just makes sense the folks at Rock River Arms designed a polymer framed 1911 … Huh? Yep, the “old warhorse” now has a polymer frame! Hey, they’re even using polymer horseshoes these days — and the horses aren’t complaining so why should you? Never look a gift horse in the mouth; you just might appreciate it!

Rock River Arms PS6000

Rock River Arms, a name associated with tough, reliable firearms for professionals, has released a polymer-framed 1911 .45 ACP pistol. For those carrying John Browning’s version of the most popular pistol ever designed, you should be breathing a sigh of relief. Now, you can carry with confidence a lighter version of your favorite packing pistol!

Spiffy Specs

The Rock River Arms PS6000 is a full-sized 5″ 1911. Its steel slide has rear serrations promoting a positive grip for slide manipulation. The flat polymer mainspring housing is mated in the poly-frame and has a steel frame insert.

The barrel is chrome moly and 5″ long with a 1:16″ LH twist. An aluminum speed trigger and Commander style hammer provide faster lock-time while providing stylish good looks.

A traditional beavertail grip safety, combined with thumb-latch safety, ensures familiarity and safe carry against negligent discharge. Rock River Arms also supplies a variety of overmolded pistol grips options.

Dovetail front and rear sights provide a great sight picture and quick target acquisition and easy swap out. Overall length is 7.9″ and weight is 1.9 lbs.

The PS6000 ships with two magazines, lock, case and RRA warranty. Rock River Arms will be releasing a polymer-framed Commander size in both 9mm and .45ACP this summer … Keep your peepers peeled for these releases.

So there you have it, a lighter, more modern polymer-framed 1911 with the same nomenclature as your originals, only with a lighter, rust-resistant frame.

The MSRP is $925. For more info:
Rock River Arms
Ph: (866) 980-7625

Make sure you get Exclusive Articles every week. Click here to sign up now.

13 thoughts on “Rock River Arms PS6000 Poly-Framed 1911

  1. Mike Kolendo

    I have carried a 1911 of 1 form or another since the early 1950s. It’s my go to gun even though I love my new sig P365 in 9 mm. To answer your question, yes I would buy a polymer frame 1911. The gun is the same, just a little bit later. What’s the badside? Not all of us old war horses are resistant to progress.


    I would certainly buy a polymer frame 1911. Been carrying a 1911 since the 70s. I look at the Commander version when it is out.

  3. Charlie

    All my 1911’s in both 45 and 9mm are steel. I switched out my Kimber “plastic” mainspring housings for steel Ed Brown replacements. My CZ’s are all steel including guide rods. My Beretta M9 and 96A1 have aluminum frames–I do not shoot them much and would sell them in an instant if I would “not take a bath” price wise.

  4. Gary D Owens

    I would like the commander size if price was more in line with RRA pricing on the regular ones.

  5. Woody

    Today with bone issues it is hard for me to carry a holstered handgun on my normal carry side . I have had to switch to cross draw and less heavy handguns . As a past officer I also know how heavy an all metal gun became after the end of a shift . So yes for guys like myself I think this is great .

  6. RangemasterB

    The polymer framed Israeli BUL has been around for at least 20 years, and is high cap. From the photos this is a standard capacity 1911.

  7. Jose

    Wonder when will someone bring the polymer frame made in South Africa for the Browning HP, or make them here in the USA, even if it is an 80% finish!

  8. Geo. Donaldson

    Horses don’t have any choice, I do. Land fills are loaded with plastic that will not breakdown. Is there a real need for another imitation of the real thing, I think not. I’ll keep my old steel 1911 even I no longer carry it on a daily basis.

  9. Tom Tucker

    I bought a model 22, .40 cal Glock and hated it for numerous reasons, one of which was, the polymer frame wouldn’t’ let the mag drop free and you had to pull it out. I think that was the biggest reason I dumped it and got another 1911. I would have to be absolutely convinced this frame would not do the same thing before I would ever consider it.

  10. Storm Jenkins

    Technically, I expect it to be a fine firearm. On every other level…”NO. STOP. DON’T DO IT!” A plastic 1911 would make John Moses Browning turn over in his grave. When I think of how much craftsmanship and work went into making 1911s, a hundred years ago, resulting in a fine blue steel piece of functional art, now being poured into a mold, like a disposable kitchen utensil, I want to punch a television set. Pick up a Series 70 Colt 1911, field strip and clean it. Polish up the finish, then pick up a poly-pistol 1911 and compare the two. Poly-pistols remind me of halloween props. Aside from that, I am totally open minded to the idea 🙂

  11. Jim L

    My question is why not? If it works the same, or better and is lighter count me in. Yes I would like to see it first so I can make an educated decision but as far as a polymer prejudice I don’t have that problem. Then again my guns are tools not wall hangings.

Comments are closed.