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Team Armscor Speaks: 4 Competition Thoughts from Athena Lee

Posted by Athena Lee on Jun 5, 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 solve those issues.

Competing against other shooters can sharpen your skills in multiple areas - here are four of them from Team Armscor's own Athena Lee.

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How to Effectively Pack a Gun Range Bag

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 1, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

The first step to packing a range bag is to own a range bag. If you have that step covered, move along. Otherwise, if you don’t own one or are looking to upgrade, check out this Rock Island Armory bag. It has enough pockets to hold all of your accessories.

Now you’re ready to cram it full with all sorts of fun stuff. Read on for some ideas.

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5 Tips for Concealing Your Tactical 1911 at Home

Posted by Team Armscor on May 25, 2017 | Topics: Staying Safe

Did you a buy a 1911 for home defense? Not sure about how you can conceal it safely but still keep it accessible and ready to go in the event the worst happens?

Take a look at these tips for concealing a 1911 in your home.

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5 Compact 1911s to Improve Your Concealment Game

Posted by Team Armscor on May 23, 2017 | Topics: Staying Safe

A lot of people love the 1911 for its slim, simple design and rich history. Now that concealed carry is more popular than ever, more people are looking for this classic, American pistol in a compact style. If you’re one of those people, there’s more than a few Rock Island Armory 1911s that fit the bill.

Consider these concealable compact 1911s from Rock Island Armory.

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We Are Rock Island Armory - NOT Rock River Arms

Posted by Team Armscor on May 18, 2017 | Topics: Press Releases

As the firearm industry and its fans know, the Illinois Senate recently passed SB-1657, a bill that mandates state licensing for all Illinois gun dealers, as well as sets restrictions on Illinois residents to nine firearm transfers per year.

This bill has been linked back to firearm companies Springfield Armory and Rock River Arms, both based in the state of Illinois. Rock Island Armory is not one of those companies.

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Free Download: Safe Storage 101: A Guide to Keeping Firearms in the Home

Posted by Team Armscor on May 18, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

You love your firearms. They give you peace of mind, they might give you a sense of pride and they may even get you amped for your next competition or trip to the range. 

But they also give you a sense of safety.

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Armscor's Extra Credit Summer: Buy RIA, Get Credit

Posted by Team Armscor on May 4, 2017 | Topics: Events, Promotions

Summer is practically here. Earn some extra credit...

The next time you pick up an Armscor-Rock Island Armory (RIA) firearm, you could net some online spending dough. When you purchase select RIA series firearms between May 1 and Aug. 30, you can earn credits toward Here are the details.

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The Best Shooting Targets for Casual & Competition Practice

Posted by Team Armscor on Apr 20, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Need some ideas for targets for shooting practice? If you have the freedom to get a little bit creative with your targets we have a few suggestions.

Try a few of these on for size.

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Why .45 Ammo is a Wise Choice for Shooters

Posted by Team Armscor on Apr 13, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

If you’re looking for a new gun this year, you’re definitely not going to face a shortage of caliber choices. Of course, you’re not stuck with the first caliber you choose. You can own them all if you like, and each has its merits.

However, you should give some special consideration to the 45ACP for a few key reasons.

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The Ammo Payback: Buy Select Ammo, Get a $2 Credit Per 50-Round Box

Posted by Team Armscor on Apr 6, 2017 | Topics: Events, Ammo and Accessories, Promotions

Start raking in the Jeffersons...

Purchasing Armscor-Rock Island Armory's (RIA) ammunition just got way better. When you purchase our 45ACP, 10mm, 32AUTO, 38 Spcl or 30 Carbine ammo between now and Aug. 31, you can earn a $2 credit per 50-round box toward Here are the details.

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