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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: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep, 1911s

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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What You Should Know About the MAPP Series

Posted by Team Armscor on Apr 11, 2018 | Topics: Firearm Facts

We love 1911 pistols, but over the years we’ve ventured into a few other types of guns such small caliber rifles, shotguns and revolvers. In addition, we also have the MAPP series of pistols.

What’s the MAP/MAPP series and how does it differ from our 1911s? Here’s what you need to know.

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How To Dress For Concealed Carry

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 2, 2018 | Topics: Staying Safe

You can probably guess that concealment plays a big role in concealed carry. Thanks to our planet’s seasonal weather, our clothing choices tend to change quite a bit throughout the year, which in turn impacts how well we can conceal certain firearms.

While weather and handgun size are big factors in what you wear, you also want to be comfortable and dressed in way that doesn't make you stand out. A trench coat in the middle of the summer, while great for concealing, is not a practical choice.

Here are some tips on how to dress for concealment.

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