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What Makes an Ideal Tactical 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 25, 2018 | Topics: 1911s - General

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.

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22TCM vs 9mm: The Pros and Cons

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 21, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

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.

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5 10mm Pistols that Won't Break the Bank

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 14, 2017 | Topics: 1911s - General

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.

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4 Shooting Games to Get Competitive at the Range

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 7, 2017 | Topics: Competition

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.

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How Your Pistol Works: 1911 Parts & Pieces

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 1, 2017 | Topics: 1911s - General

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.

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5 Reasons a Revolver Makes Sense for your Budget

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 9, 2017 | Topics: revolvers

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.

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How to Obtain a CCW Permit

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 3, 2017 | Topics: Gun Rights

Did you get that Baby Rock you’ve been looking at all summer? Awesome—perhaps now it's time to take the next steps and obtain a concealed carry permit? Let us help you get started on the process.

Here are a few things you should know about obtaining a CCW permit.

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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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