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Why Everyone Needs a 45ACP Caliber in Their Competition Arsenal

Posted by Team Armscor on Jul 13, 2017 | Topics: Competition

The popular 45ACP cartridge has a long history that’s seen it used by military and law enforcement around the globe. It also has found itself a spot in the world of shooting competitions.

The cartridge still maintains a strong following among civilians and shouldn’t be overlooked simply because law enforcement and military have been shifting to 9mm, by and large.

In fact, 45ACP is a great option for competition shooters. Here are a few reasons why.

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What Makes Maintaining a 1911 Easier than Most Firearms

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 22, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

Whether you find cleaning and routine maintenance of your guns a necessary annoyance or a relaxing activity, it’s a must-do task. Maintaining your guns will help keep them running smoothly well into the future. Generally, a gun with simple engineering and fewer parts will be easier to take apart to clean. The highly respected 1911 pistol easily fits the bill.

Here’s what makes cleaning a Rock Island Armory 1911 a walk in the park.

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4 GI Series Pistols Worth Investing In

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 20, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Facts

The iconic 1911 pistol has developed from a simple, rugged tool for soldiers into an often flashy, customized item commanding high asking prices. The Rock Island GI Series takes the 1911 back to its roots. Forget the accessory rails, engravings and gold beaded sights.

Do you need a functional tool you can invest time and money in while leaving some budget left over for ammo (so you can actually shoot the gun you just bought)? Then consider one of the following GI Series pistols.

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4 Reasons 1911 Pistols Make the Best Competition Firearms

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 15, 2017 | Topics: Competition

In shooting competitions, every split-second counts. There's not much leeway for errors. Shots need to be on target while still completing the course of fire quickly and safely. It's a lot to juggle. The JJ Racazas and Athena Lees of the world got their competition skills through hours of practice, determination and patience.

However, it also helps to have a great pistol platform at your side. The 1911 handgun not only fits the bill for competition shooting, but it also sets the standard for competition pistols.

What makes the 1911 a great competition pistol?

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4 Tips for Shopping Around for the Most Wallet-Friendly 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 6, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Facts

When you’re shopping around for a 1911, you’ll come across models that look more like luxury ornaments than a range gun, with a hefty price tag to match. You’ll also find 1911s built for competitors, concealed carriers and some as the ultimate, catch-all 1911. What features do you really need, and how much money should you prepare to spend?

Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you decide.

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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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