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!Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
If you’ve ever gone shopping for a 1911 or any kind of gun, you know how expensive they can get. You might ask yourself if one 1911 is really different from another.
How much of that cost goes into the name on the side as opposed to the build quality and features? These are especially important questions to ask if you’re shopping for a 1911 pistol on a budget.
We can help you find answers to these questions with a few shopping tips.Read More
Shooters who enjoy a simple gun without any frills—turn back now because it’s time to get tactical. We’ll be diving into what makes a 1911 tactical and well-suited for those yearning for something beyond basic.
Here are the primary aspects of the ideal tactical 1911.Read More
Half the struggle in picking a new handgun is choosing a quality caliber. You want one that’s not too expensive so you can actually get out and shoot it, and it should also be a good experience—not one that results in your wrist aching from recoil.
In that case, both 9mm and 22TCM will serve you well. Here’s a look at the upsides of each.Read More
The 10mm cartridge doesn’t have the same level of popularity as the 9mm or 45ACP, but it’s managed to stick around. In fact, the round has won the hearts of quite a few lately. It’s no surprise to see people asking for various handguns to be chambered in 10mm. It’s a big pistol round that has a respectable amount of zip behind it. (We can’t blame you for wanting one.)
As a matter of fact, we have a few existing options you should take a look at.Read More
It's time to mix things up by adding in a little competitive fun during your next range outing. We have four shooting games you can play—three of which were used in our Armscor Family Game Day video series.
Here are four games you can play at the range.
A part of being a responsible gun owner is knowing how your gun operates—and the various parts involved. The 1911 isn’t overly complicated, and operating it is quite simple. You may already know the basics of the essential parts.
But for those new to the platform, here’s the rundown.Read More
Do you have a million dollars? Odds are—probably not. Like most people, you probably have to put your income toward things like food, utilities, your family and so forth. But don't let budget stop you from enjoying a favorite hobby or having adequate self-defense.
Thankfully, with a bit of saving, you can obtain a quality revolver on a budget that fits your needs. In fact, there are quite a few reasons a revolver makes sense on a budget.Read More