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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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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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