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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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How to Select an Affordable Caliber

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 20, 2016 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

When you're on the hunt for a new firearm, you're going to come across a healthy variety of calibers. There are quite a few out there, ranging from the little 22LR, all the way up to the significantly larger and more expensive 50BMG.

But when you're on a budget and want to shoot frequently while throwing more bullets down-range, you'll probably want to avoid buying a gun that will cost $1 to $2 per shot.

Here's some advice to keep in mind before you make the big purchase.

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What to Look for in a 1911 Competition Pistol

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 13, 2016 | Topics: Competition

Calling all soon-to-be competitors...

Getting in on the circuit is more than just signing up - you'll need a reliable, well-fit pistol to ensure your competition game is on target.

Keep the following in mind when you're venturing out to pick up your trusty 1911 competition pistol.

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Why You Should Consider Buying a 10mm Pistol

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 6, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

Settling on a caliber of choice is like picking a new car - you don't want to commit to a caliber long-term that you can't see yourself working with for years to come.

That's why it's important to know the key benefits of the 10mm pistol - it's a hardcore caliber with some bite and a whole lot of applicability thanks to its forceful forward momentum.

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Know the Difference: 22TCM vs. 10mm

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 29, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts, Ammo and Accessories

Ready to switch up your go-to caliber? Or just in the market for something to add to your roster of ammunition types?

Armscor's selection of calibers can get you there - two such varieties, the 10mm and the Armscor original 22TCM, offer a powerful alternative to your everyday 9mm and 45ACP. But which is the right choice for you? Let's break it down.

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Why You Should Consider Buying a 9mm Pistol

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 22, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

Classic calibers may not always be the most obviously exciting choice, but when one of said calibers is growing in popularity as a defensive round and evolving leaps and bounds from previous iterations, it might be worth taking a second look.

We all know the 9mm - but when you're considering adding a new pistol to your collection, there are a handful of reasons why this tried and true caliber is still the right choice.

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8 Rock Island Armory Handguns Ideal for Home Defense

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 15, 2016 | Topics: Staying Safe

Your home and everything (and everyone) in it is important to you. That's why arming it with the best possible defense against intrusion or theft might be a high priority for you. When it comes to home-defense pistols and revolvers, Armscor has you covered.

Try these RIA favorites on for size when you're stocking up for your home-defense arsenal.

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4 Factors in Picking Ammo for Competition

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 8, 2016 | Topics: Competition, Ammo and Accessories

When you have the resources and the connections, a competition shooter is often apt to custom-load his or her own ammunition. However, that's not always in the cards for every level of competitive shooter. If you're a weekend warrior or simply swear by factory ammo, there are things to keep in mind when selecting the best product for your use.

Here are four potential factors to consider when choosing your ammo for competition.

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Free Download: Buying a Pistol for Self-Defense: What You Need to Know

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 24, 2016 | Topics: Staying Safe

Protecting yourself, your loved ones and your home are all important to you. But when it comes to self-defense 1911s and other handguns, not all firearms are built to meet these needs. Luckily, there are a variety of ways you can find the ideal handgun for your own purposes that won’t break your bank or skimp on the benefits you need.

Before you start the search, we've got the handy guide you need.

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Armscor Featured on Gun Stories

Posted by Team Armscor on Jul 19, 2016 | Topics: Events

Armscor and Rock Island Armory will be featured on a new episode of the Outdoor Channel’s “Gun Stories”, airing on Wednesday, July 20th at 11pm EST. 

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