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4 RIA 1911 Handguns Perfect for a First-Time Competitor

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 1, 2016 | Topics: Competition

Jumping into the world of competition shooting can be intimidating, as there are many expert competitors in the mix. There's no shortage of people running courses with highly customized pistols with thousands of dollars invested.

Don't let that get you down or discourage you from joining in, though. Here are four Rock Island Armory (RIA) 1911s competition-ready right out of the box.

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How to Know When It's Time to Clean Your RIA 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 23, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

Keeping your 1911 clean will help it run smoothly long into the future. If you already know how to field-strip and clean your 1911, you're in good shape.

But you may still be wondering how to tell when your pistol needs a cleaning.

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10 Budget-Friendly RIA Pistols That Still Pack a Punch

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 17, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

There’s no shortage of options in the 1911 market. You can find tricked-out, customized 1911s for thousands of dollars. But what do those tactical engravings truly give you? Sometimes, not much outside of looks. Well, we have a surprise for you - quality 1911s don’t have to cost you a month’s pay.

Take a look at these 10 affordable options from Rock Island Armory.

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Team Armscor Speaks: 4 Competition Thoughts from John McClain

Posted by John McClain on Nov 10, 2016 | Topics: Competition

Whether you're just starting to think about getting into competition shooting or you've been an old pro for years, at one point or another, you caught the bug. You saw the guys and gals out on the range running around, climbing up towers, jumping off platforms, loading and shooting their guns and pushing their gear, as well as their skills, to the very limits.

When it comes to competing, there are many tips, tricks and mentalities to consider - here are four of them.

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Ready to Concealed Carry? 5 Pieces of Advice to Consider

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 3, 2016 | Topics: Staying Safe, Gun Rights

The number of people getting permitted for concealed carry has recently been climbing - the Washington Times estimates an eight-year growth from 4.6 million to 12.8 million as recently as last summer. Now more than ever, shooters are looking to take defense into a daily-carry lifestyle.

If you're considering conceal-carrying your pistol, here are five pieces of advice to consider.

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6 Must-Have 1911 Maintenance Tools

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 27, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

So you have a smooth, hard-hitting Rock Island Armory 1911, and you've just finished putting a couple hundred rounds down range. Now it's time to give your 1911 a good cleaning. Periodic cleanings will help keep rust away, reduce carbon build-up and remove any metal shavings that get stuck in the barrel.

Proper maintenance will prevent malfunctions and keep your barrel in great shape. Before you start cleaning, you'll want to gather the following tools first.

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How to Select an Affordable Caliber

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 20, 2016 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

When you're on the hunt for a new firearm, you're going to come across a healthy variety of calibers. There are quite a few out there, ranging from the little 22LR, all the way up to the significantly larger and more expensive 50BMG.

But when you're on a budget and want to shoot frequently while throwing more bullets down-range, you'll probably want to avoid buying a gun that will cost $1 to $2 per shot.

Here's some advice to keep in mind before you make the big purchase.

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What to Look for in a 1911 Competition Pistol

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 13, 2016 | Topics: Competition

Calling all soon-to-be competitors...

Getting in on the circuit is more than just signing up - you'll need a reliable, well-fit pistol to ensure your competition game is on target.

Keep the following in mind when you're venturing out to pick up your trusty 1911 competition pistol.

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Why You Should Consider Buying a 10mm Pistol

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 6, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

Settling on a caliber of choice is like picking a new car - you don't want to commit to a caliber long-term that you can't see yourself working with for years to come.

That's why it's important to know the key benefits of the 10mm pistol - it's a hardcore caliber with some bite and a whole lot of applicability thanks to its forceful forward momentum.

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Know the Difference: 22TCM vs. 10mm

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 29, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts, Ammo and Accessories

Ready to switch up your go-to caliber? Or just in the market for something to add to your roster of ammunition types?

Armscor's selection of calibers can get you there - two such varieties, the 10mm and the Armscor original 22TCM, offer a powerful alternative to your everyday 9mm and 45ACP. But which is the right choice for you? Let's break it down.

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