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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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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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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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Get a Grip: 5 Styles of 1911 Grips and What They Bring to the Table

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 25, 2016 | Topics: Competition, Ammo and Accessories

Your grip says a lot about you. It tells an onlooker what you prize in a pistol, whether it's shootability, decoration or resilience. But when it comes to picking out your go-to pistol grip, it can be a combination of a lot of factors that dictate your buying decision.

Here are some of the most common grips you'll likely have to choose from and what makes each the ideal fit for a given shooter.

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Armscor's New TCM 9R Ammunition Designed For 9mm Conversion Kit Compatibility

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 17, 2015 | Topics: Product Launch, Ammo and Accessories

February 17, 2015 (Las Vegas, Nev.) - Armscor and Rock Island Armory, the leading 1911 pistol and high performance ammunition manufacturer, continues to innovate the firearm industry by expanding its growing line of ammunition with the release of the TCM 9R round.

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