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What You Should Know About the PRO Series

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 21, 2018 | Topics: Competition

The Rock Island Armory PRO Series is a favorite amongst our customers. Get ready to fire your gunsmith, because these competition pistols are ready to shoot straight out of the box. The fine-tuned precision of these firearms puts them at the top of the list for competitive shooters everywhere. 

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How To Break Into Competition Shooting

Posted by Team Armscor on May 22, 2018 | Topics: Competition

Have you ever thought about getting involved in competition shooting? It’s a great way to sharpen your skills and meet other passionate shooters. It might seem a bit intimidating at first but once you get acclimated the experience can be rewarding.

So where do you get started?

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4 Shooting Games to Get Competitive at the Range

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 7, 2017 | Topics: Competition

It's time to mix things up by adding in a little competitive fun during your next range outing. We have four shooting games you can play—three of which were used in our Armscor Family Game Day video series

Here are four games you can play at the range.

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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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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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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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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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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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Pick Your Player: Introducing Team Armscor Family Game Day

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 14, 2017 | Topics: Events, Team Armscor, Competition

Family game night. It's an American tradition. But throw it together with some of that signature Team Armscor competitiveness and what do you have? It's Team Armscor Family Game Day, a twist on the favorite pastime with a Team Armscor twist.

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The Guide to Shooting Competitions: Breaking Down Your Options

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 12, 2017 | Topics: Competition

Tired of taking your 1911 to the usual spot and shooting the same old targets? Perhaps you're someone with a competitive spirit and a love for firearms? Do you want to refine your skills or learn some new tricks?

Then you should strongly consider jumping into the world of competitive shooting.

Here are a few good starting points to get you on your way.

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