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What Really Matters in a 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 5, 2018 | Topics: 1911s

Considering the widespread popularity of the 1911 platform, there is understandably a lot of noise out there about the important things to consider when owning and using a 1911. With so much information, it's easy to get confused about what you really need to pay attention to. Rock Island Armory is here to set the record straight. 

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What You Should Know About the PRO Series

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 21, 2018 | Topics: Competition

The Rock Island Armory PRO Series is a favorite amongst our customers. Get ready to fire your gunsmith, because these competition pistols are ready to shoot straight out of the box. The fine-tuned precision of these firearms puts them at the top of the list for competitive shooters everywhere. 

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What You Should Know About the ROCK Series

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 7, 2018 | Topics: 1911s - General

The 1911 is one of the most popular handguns in American history. That's why we developed the RIA ROCK Series: Rock Island Armory's most well optioned line of 1911 pistols built in the traditional 70 series design. With 16 different options to choose from, the ROCK Series meets the demands of every style of shooter.

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4 Tips for Hunting Small Game with 22TCM

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 24, 2018 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

The 22TCM is Rock Island's signature bottle-neck cartridge. Its design lets you put more gunpowder behind your round to shoot it at a higher velocity for a more powerful impact. The increased velocity makes 22TCM rounds ideal for varmint and other small game. 

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Stuff They Don't Teach You in Concealed Carry Classes

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 14, 2018 | Topics: Staying Safe

For anyone looking to obtain a concealed carry permit, you may need to complete a class as part of the process. The requirements vary from state to state, but for those who find themselves in a concealed carry course, there are a few additional things you need to consider.

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How to Get the Most out of Your 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 5, 2018 | Topics: 1911s, Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

It’s no secret we love 1911s and we want everyone to have a blast with their 1911 each time they take it to the range. 

Here are a few things you can do to get the most out of your 1911:

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4 Tips For A Great Range Day Without Breaking The Bank

Posted by Team Armscor on May 29, 2018 | Topics: On the Range

We all know shooting can be spendy. Each bullet you fire is pretty much the equivalent of shooting a quarter, at least! Then you have range fees and the gas you use to get to your range. It all adds up.

However, we have some tips to help you cut down on those range costs.

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How To Break Into Competition Shooting

Posted by Team Armscor on May 22, 2018 | Topics: Competition

Have you ever thought about getting involved in competition shooting? It’s a great way to sharpen your skills and meet other passionate shooters. It might seem a bit intimidating at first but once you get acclimated the experience can be rewarding.

So where do you get started?

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How To Select The Best Ammo For Your 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on May 15, 2018 | Topics: 1911s - General

Whether you’re shopping at a physical location or online, you’ll find numerous brands and types of ammunition. Outside of caliber differences, ammo also varies between the materials used in the casing, bullet, the amount of powder used. Sometimes guns are finicky with certain types of ammo. For example, a gun might not feed hollow points (HP) as reliably as full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds.

A good gun will run any ammo you feed it (as long as it’s the right caliber of course!) but some ammunition serves some purposes better than others. If you need help cutting through the fog, here’s what you need to know when selecting ammo.

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NRA Annual Meeting - 2018

Posted by Team Armscor on May 3, 2018

The NRA Annual meeting is today and we’ll be in the middle of the action! If you’re planning on attending, be sure to stop by our Booth #10444 to enter for a chance to win an RIA firearm each day of the convention. You can also snap a photo at our booth, share it on social, and be entered to win a Swag Bag!

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