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Free Download: How to Pack a Range Bag

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 10, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

The ever-important range bag is crucial for a successful visit to your local gun range—how you pack it, what you bring and your preparedness all play a role in how your day will likely go. That's why it never hurts to work from a guide. 

It just so happens that we have a free infographic that will do the trick.

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4 Calibers Ideal for Weekend Warriors

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 28, 2017 | Topics: 1911s - General

If you're breaking into the world of shooting and plan to spend many weekends at the range, you might be wondering which caliber is right for you. Calibers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and picking a favorite can be a difficult task. Some make for better regular use than others. This is due to a variety of reasons, such as cost or recoil.

That said, we broke out a few solid options for the shooting weekend warrior.

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3 Reasons the TAC Series is a Good Fit for Competition Shooting

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 21, 2017 | Topics: Competition

So you’ve decided to enter the big leagues and test your mettle against the top shots in the world. (All right—maybe you’re not a legendary competitor just yet, but you want to get on your way.) That’s the right attitude—now you’ll need the right pistol for the job. Thankfully, you’ve come to the 1911, a wise choice and the choice many pros make.

Take a look at a few of the reasons why the Rock Island Armory TAC Series is the right choice for competition.

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What to Look for in a 1911 Magazine

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 19, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

When it comes to optimizing your magazine selection, you're bound by your pistol choice—the 1911 you select will largely decide your magazine options for you. So picking a handgun can be a hard decision. If you’ve narrowed your choice down to a 1911 you’ve already accomplished a lot. Your next step is deciding what you want out of your 1911. Keep an eye on the spec sheet when you’re researching your options.

To help you out, here are a few details to look at when you’re shopping for a 1911.

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Best 1911 Pistols for Secure Home Storage

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 14, 2017 | Topics: Staying Safe

What kind of storage you use for your guns largely depends on what type of guns you own. If you’re looking for a pistol that can be easily stored and secured, then you’ll want to look at compacts. You wouldn’t necessarily have trouble storing full-size or mid-size pistols, but compacts are, as the name suggests, a more size-efficient option.

Here are some compact 1911 pistols you can store safely in your home.

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End of Summer $5K Giveaway

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 13, 2017 | Topics: Promotions

Don't let the summer end without one last hurrah! Let's count down the days with some thrill by offering the chance for one lucky winner to end the summer with a bang. Together with our partners Springfield Armory, CrossBreed Holsters, MGM Targets, AR500 Armor and Armscor, we're bringing you the "End of Summer $5K Guns & Gear Giveaway."

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Team Armscor Speaks: 4 Competition Thoughts from Eric Grauffel

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

Do you feel like your skills as a shooter haven’t been improving with your usual range outings? Maybe you want to take your marksmanship to the next level, but you need some motivation or new ideas on how to improve. Getting involved in competitive shooting can help alleviate these issues.

Competing against other shooters can sharpen your skills in multiple areas—here are four such skills, as told by Team Armscor's own Eric Grauffel.

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7 Starter Pistols for 1911 First-Timers

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 7, 2017 | Topics: 1911s - General

Everyone’s got to start somewhere. Whether you’re new to guns, pistols or just the 1911 platform as a whole, there are a few things to look for when buying—and we can help you out.

Here are some great options to fulfill your newfound love of the 1911 platform.

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How to Find Your Perfect Concealed Carry Holster

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 5, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

So you’ve decided to conceal carry. Aside from the pistol, you’ll also want the perfect holster. Holsters are recommended, as they make carrying more comfortable and provide additional protection around the trigger guard of your pistol.

So what goes into picking out the ideal holster for your needs? Here are some questions to ask yourself.

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RIA Rundown: The VR60

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 30, 2017 | Topics: Shotguns


Few rifles match the intuitive ergonomics of the AR platform. That's why, when designing the VR60, we followed the ergonomic style of the AR platform and applied it to a semi-automatic shotgun. This means you get all the firepower you want—and you can feel comfortable while handling it. It makes for an awesome combination.

Here's what else you can expect from the VR60.

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