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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 AdvancedTactical.com. Here are the details.

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4 Styles of 1911 Ammo Worth Investigating

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 30, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

If you’ve been involved in shooting for a little while or a long while, you know that not all ammo is built equally. Feeding your shooting hobby means finding the ideal, most reliable ammo, especially if you want to shoot on a consistent basis. 

If you’re planning on stocking up on 1911 ammo in the near future, take a look at these options worth investigating - as Armscor-brand rounds they're clean-burning, "gunk"-resistant, reliable and consistent for frequent users.

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10mm Automatic or 40S&W? (And Other Burning Ammo Questions)

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 23, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Caliber debates can be a heated subject among firearm enthusiasts. Some shooters swear by a single caliber and act as staunch advocates. One of the most popular debates occurs between the 9mm and 45ACP, but not so far behind it is the 10mm Auto versus the 40S&W.

Here’s a closer look behind both calibers and what they have to offer.

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4 Pistol Conversion Kits for a Budget Buyer

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 16, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Do you want a 22TCM pistol or a short-barreled rifle but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars buying new guns? Pick up a conversion kit to adapt your current pistol to accept 22TCM.

Armscor-Rock Island Armory has a kit that can give you some extra length on your current TCM pistol. You’ll avoid burning a huge hole in your wallet and still get what you want.

Here are four pistol conversion kits that won’t ding your budget.

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The TCM BOGO: Buy a TCM, Get Some Ammo

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 2, 2017 | Topics: Events, Ammo and Accessories, Promotions

Get a little something more out of your TCM purchase.

Armscor-Rock Island Armory's (RIA) own TCM line just came with an added bonus - 2017 is the time to buy. Earn yourself a box of TCM ammo at no additional cost by registering your new 2017 TCM purchase.

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The Benefits of 45ACP Ammo in Your 1911 Pistol

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 24, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Whether you’re looking for a reliable, concealed-carry pistol or a fun range gun, you’ll have plenty of calibers from which to choose. When you start researching calibers, it won’t take long before you find yourself reading arguments over which round takes the top spot.

One of the most ongoing of these debates pits the 9mm and 45ACP against each other. 

We won’t get into the full-fledged debate, but here are a couple of reasons the 45ACP might be a preferable round for you.

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3 Rock Island 1911 Accessories You Need

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 17, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Everyone loves a 1911. After all, owning one is accompanied by a great feeling of pride in the legacy of the firearm and the power of a tried-and-true pistol classic. But the gun on its own doesn't always check every box. You’ll probably want some items to go along with that classic pistol.  

Go ahead and check out these must-have accessories for your Rock Island Armory 1911.

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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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