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3 Rock Island 1911 Accessories You Need

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 17, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Everyone loves a 1911. After all, owning one is accompanied by a great feeling of pride in the legacy of the firearm and the power of a tried-and-true pistol classic. But the gun on its own doesn't always check every box. You’ll probably want some items to go along with that classic pistol.  

Go ahead and check out these must-have accessories for your Rock Island Armory 1911.

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The Guide to Shooting Competitions: Breaking Down Your Options

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 12, 2017 | Topics: Competition

Tired of taking your 1911 to the usual spot and shooting the same old targets? Perhaps you're someone with a competitive spirit and a love for firearms? Do you want to refine your skills or learn some new tricks?

Then you should strongly consider jumping into the world of competitive shooting.

Here are a few good starting points to get you on your way.

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Over-Under vs. Side-by-Side: What Shotgun is the Right Fit?

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 5, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Facts

There are several varieties of shotguns, from pump-action to side-by-sides to semi-automatics. Two popular options for hunting birds are the side-by-side and over-under options.

But what’s the difference, and which one is your ideal fit? Read on to find out.

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3 Reasons Carbine Conversion Kits are the Way to Go

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 29, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts, Staying Safe

Rifles are generally easier to control than pistols and have the capability to reach out to greater ranges.

Though, if you’re not interested in shooting hundreds of yards down range and just want better control over your pistol, the TCM RONI Pistol Shell carbine conversion stock should be on your shopping list.

Here are three ways a conversion stock can benefit you.

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The Best 1911 Pistols for Gift-Giving

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 8, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

Does someone on your holiday shopping list desperately need a new 1911? Not sure what 1911 model to buy among the vast expanse of 1911 options?

Well, here are some excellent options to consider putting under the tree this year.

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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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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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