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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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Why You Should Consider Buying a 22TCM Pistol

Posted by Team Armscor on Jul 15, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

When a new caliber comes along, it can be tough to adopt if you're set in your ways. And while your go-to might have done right by you for decades, it sometimes pays to be open-minded to a little enhancement.

Case in point, the 22TCM line of pistols - it takes the best of both worlds and positions itself as a viable defense option for any experienced shooter.

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RIA Rundown: TCM TAC Ultra MS HC Combo

Posted by Team Armscor on Jul 7, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts


When you hear the word "combo" you know you're getting a little bit of both - just not necessarily the best of both worlds. But Armscor-Rock Island Armory wouldn't let you down. We combine the best aspects of two great calibers so you've got your choice of barrel.

Enter the TCM TAC Ultra MS HC Combo.

Don't limit yourself when it comes to your go-to tactical firearm - take your pick and shoot with confidence.

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RIA in Action: 22TCM/9R in the News

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 24, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts, Team Armscor

Our very own Armscor-Rock Island Armory (RIA) pistols and conversion kits have gotten some web attention of late. From the 22TCM/9R conversion to the FS HC Combo, press outlets and bloggers alike have taken RIA products to the range to try them on for size.

Check out some of the attention we've nabbed recently. To learn more about the kit, click here. To learn more about the FS HC Combo, click here.

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Product Spotlight: PRO Match Ultra 6" 45ACP

Posted by Team Armscor on May 13, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

What's in a name? Turns out, a lot. When we say "pro" and "ultra," we don't throw those terms around lightly. In fact, as descriptors, they're as supremely accurate as the gun itself.

Case in point, the PRO Match TAC Ultra 6" in 45ACP caliber.

Competition shooters take heed - if you need a solidly built piece for your next match, look no further. You can count on the accuracy, ease of use and durability of this rock star.

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Know the Difference: TAC Ultra Series vs. Pro Match Series

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

It's a tough decision picking between Rock Island Armory 1911 Series pistols.

But when it comes to features, your taste and your need will likely dictate which high-quality design is the perfect fit for you. So breaking down the merits of the TAC and Pro Series, what sets each apart and what makes one more perfectly positioned as your go-to firearm?

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RIA Rundown: Baby Rock 380ACP

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 3, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts

"Compact" can be a tricky descriptor to nail down. Many no-frills firearms adopt the description, but few can truly boast the ultimate in small-scale, concealed carry size. We're talking a pistol that brings it in the personal-defense department without sacrificing power and reliability.

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