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Free Download: A 1911 Buying Guide for Female Shooters

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 16, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Facts

Female shooters:  You’re ready to pick up your first (or perhaps next) firearm – whether it’s for self-defense, home-defense or recreational and competition shooting. If a pistol is what you’re after, a 1911 is a great place to start.

Before you begin the purchasing process, consult this quick-hit guide.

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6 Tactical 1911 Pistols to Add to Your Collection

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 9, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Facts

Do you find yourself in need of a 1911 that gives you an edge in caliber, capacity or versatility? We have a wide array of 1911s that cover one or all of those categories. Whether you want a high-velocity bullet or something compact and lightweight in a 1911 configuration, Armscor-Rock Island Armory has your back.

Here are six 1911 pistols that can give you a tactical advantage. 

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The 1911 Pistol History: Where It's Been

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 31, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Facts

If you haven’t heard of John M. Browning before today, then you’re in for a treat. Mr. Browning earned the reputation as the “The Father of Automatic Fire,” and some of his famous pieces of work include the Browning Automatic Rifle (a.k.a. the BAR), the Browning Hi-Power and the 1911 pistol.

Let’s take a closer look at the history of the 1911.

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Over-Under vs. Side-by-Side: What Shotgun is the Right Fit?

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 5, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Facts

There are several varieties of shotguns, from pump-action to side-by-sides to semi-automatics. Two popular options for hunting birds are the side-by-side and over-under options.

But what’s the difference, and which one is your ideal fit? Read on to find out.

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3 Reasons Carbine Conversion Kits are the Way to Go

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 29, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts, Staying Safe

Rifles are generally easier to control than pistols and have the capability to reach out to greater ranges.

Though, if you’re not interested in shooting hundreds of yards down range and just want better control over your pistol, the TCM RONI Pistol Shell carbine conversion stock should be on your shopping list.

Here are three ways a conversion stock can benefit you.

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The Best 1911 Pistols for Gift-Giving

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 8, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

Does someone on your holiday shopping list desperately need a new 1911? Not sure what 1911 model to buy among the vast expanse of 1911 options?

Well, here are some excellent options to consider putting under the tree this year.

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10 Budget-Friendly RIA Pistols That Still Pack a Punch

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 17, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

There’s no shortage of options in the 1911 market. You can find tricked-out, customized 1911s for thousands of dollars. But what do those tactical engravings truly give you? Sometimes, not much outside of looks. Well, we have a surprise for you - quality 1911s don’t have to cost you a month’s pay.

Take a look at these 10 affordable options from Rock Island Armory.

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Why You Should Consider Buying a 10mm Pistol

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 6, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

Settling on a caliber of choice is like picking a new car - you don't want to commit to a caliber long-term that you can't see yourself working with for years to come.

That's why it's important to know the key benefits of the 10mm pistol - it's a hardcore caliber with some bite and a whole lot of applicability thanks to its forceful forward momentum.

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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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Why You Should Consider Buying a 9mm Pistol

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 22, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

Classic calibers may not always be the most obviously exciting choice, but when one of said calibers is growing in popularity as a defensive round and evolving leaps and bounds from previous iterations, it might be worth taking a second look.

We all know the 9mm - but when you're considering adding a new pistol to your collection, there are a handful of reasons why this tried and true caliber is still the right choice.

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