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The Best Ways to Care for a Rock Island Armory 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 3, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

Did you just buy your first Rock Island Armory 1911? It’s a great, reliable choice—but as a responsible owner, there are a few things to know when it comes to caring for your new 1911 pistol.

Here are a few 1911 upkeep tips to remember.

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What Makes Maintaining a 1911 Easier than Most Firearms

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 22, 2017 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

Whether you find cleaning and routine maintenance of your guns a necessary annoyance or a relaxing activity, it’s a must-do task. Maintaining your guns will help keep them running smoothly well into the future. Generally, a gun with simple engineering and fewer parts will be easier to take apart to clean. The highly respected 1911 pistol easily fits the bill.

Here’s what makes cleaning a Rock Island Armory 1911 a walk in the park.

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How to Know When It's Time to Clean Your RIA 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 23, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

Keeping your 1911 clean will help it run smoothly long into the future. If you already know how to field-strip and clean your 1911, you're in good shape.

But you may still be wondering how to tell when your pistol needs a cleaning.

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6 Must-Have 1911 Maintenance Tools

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 27, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

So you have a smooth, hard-hitting Rock Island Armory 1911, and you've just finished putting a couple hundred rounds down range. Now it's time to give your 1911 a good cleaning. Periodic cleanings will help keep rust away, reduce carbon build-up and remove any metal shavings that get stuck in the barrel.

Proper maintenance will prevent malfunctions and keep your barrel in great shape. Before you start cleaning, you'll want to gather the following tools first.

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Free Download: Are You Competition-Ready?: The Match-Prep Checklist

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 31, 2016 | Topics: Competition, Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

There’s a lot more to being a successful competition shooter than simply registering for a match. For a successful competition on the range, you need a high-quality preparation routine.

We've got just such a routine pre-packaged for your use.

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How to Disassemble a Full-Size 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 16, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

When was the last time you performed a full clean of your 1911 pistol? No, we're not talking a quick polish or lubrication - we mean the full clean.

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5 Common Disassembly Mistakes of 1911 First-Timers

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 22, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

Every new gun owner makes mistakes at some point. And it's nothing to be ashamed of. Don't assume that you're immune to mistakes. Most are not catastrophic and have fairly simple preventive measures.

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Free Download: Keep Your 1911 Working Until 2111 - The Definitive Gun-Care Guide

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 11, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep

Your Rock Island Armory (RIA) 1911 is a machine, and, like any machine, receiving consistent and proper care will extend its life and reliability. An RIA 1911 can be functional and reliable for a century or more.

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