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The Best Shooting Targets for Casual & Competition Practice

Posted by Team Armscor on Apr 20, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Need some ideas for targets for shooting practice? If you have the freedom to get a little bit creative with your targets we have a few suggestions.

Try a few of these on for size.

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Why .45 Ammo is a Wise Choice for Shooters

Posted by Team Armscor on Apr 13, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

If you’re looking for a new gun this year, you’re definitely not going to face a shortage of caliber choices. Of course, you’re not stuck with the first caliber you choose. You can own them all if you like, and each has its merits.

However, you should give some special consideration to the 45ACP for a few key reasons.

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The Ammo Payback: Buy Select Ammo, Get a $2 Credit Per 50-Round Box

Posted by Team Armscor on Apr 6, 2017 | Topics: Events, Ammo and Accessories, Promotions

Start raking in the Jeffersons...

Purchasing Armscor-Rock Island Armory's (RIA) ammunition just got way better. When you purchase our 45ACP, 10mm, 32AUTO, 38 Spcl or 30 Carbine ammo between now and Aug. 31, you can earn a $2 credit per 50-round box toward Here are the details.

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4 Styles of 1911 Ammo Worth Investigating

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 30, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

If you’ve been involved in shooting for a little while or a long while, you know that not all ammo is built equally. Feeding your shooting hobby means finding the ideal, most reliable ammo, especially if you want to shoot on a consistent basis. 

If you’re planning on stocking up on 1911 ammo in the near future, take a look at these options worth investigating - as Armscor-brand rounds they're clean-burning, "gunk"-resistant, reliable and consistent for frequent users.

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The Best 1911 Handguns for Home Defense

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 23, 2017 | Topics: Staying Safe

Defending your home from life-threatening invaders requires a serious tool that won’t let you down in the heat of the moment.  If that time should come, make sure you’re ready and properly equipped.

Here are a few 1911s for home defense on which you can depend.

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Free Download: A 1911 Buying Guide for Female Shooters

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 16, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Facts

Female shooters:  You’re ready to pick up your first (or perhaps next) firearm – whether it’s for self-defense, home-defense or recreational and competition shooting. If a pistol is what you’re after, a 1911 is a great place to start.

Before you begin the purchasing process, consult this quick-hit guide.

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Pick Your Player: Introducing Team Armscor Family Game Day

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 14, 2017 | Topics: Competition, Team Armscor, Events

Family game night. It's an American tradition. But throw it together with some of that signature Team Armscor competitiveness and what do you have? It's Team Armscor Family Game Day, a twist on the favorite pastime with a Team Armscor twist.

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Improving Accuracy: Tips for Target Shooting with Confidence

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 2, 2017 | Topics: On the Range

Do you dream of the day when you put bullet after bullet through one hole on a target at incredible distances? Most of us have a long way to go before we can reach the levels of our favorite competitive shooters. Don’t let that shake your confidence, though, even if the person next to you seems to out-shoot you frequently.

Keep these tips in mind to keep your accuracy improving and your confidence unshaken. 

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10mm Automatic or 40S&W? (And Other Burning Ammo Questions)

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 23, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Caliber debates can be a heated subject among firearm enthusiasts. Some shooters swear by a single caliber and act as staunch advocates. One of the most popular debates occurs between the 9mm and 45ACP, but not so far behind it is the 10mm Auto versus the 40S&W.

Here’s a closer look behind both calibers and what they have to offer.

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4 Pistol Conversion Kits for a Budget Buyer

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 16, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Do you want a 22TCM pistol or a short-barreled rifle but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars buying new guns? Pick up a conversion kit to adapt your current pistol to accept 22TCM.

Armscor-Rock Island Armory has a kit that can give you some extra length on your current TCM pistol. You’ll avoid burning a huge hole in your wallet and still get what you want.

Here are four pistol conversion kits that won’t ding your budget.

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