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What to do in a Traffic Stop While Carrying

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 4, 2019 | Topics: Staying Safe, Gun Rights, 1911s - General

One of the most common questions concealed carry permit holders have is on how to handle a traffic stop while carrying. While the answer may seem simple to some, handling the situation incorrectly can get you into trouble, so we put together a field guide to help keep you safe when you get pulled over.

Check out these tips on what to do at a traffic stop while carrying:

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What 1911 is Closest to the Original?

Posted by Team Armscor on May 30, 2019 | Topics: Firearm Facts, 1911s, 1911s - General

The 1911 is a well-established American handgun and, for many, the classic gun is a symbol of the country's never-ending pursuit of liberty and justice. When shopping for a 1911, you may find yourself wondering which is the closest to the original, and we've got the answer.

Read on to learn which 1911 is closest to the original.

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Best Defense Drills to Practice at the Range

Posted by Team Armscor on May 28, 2019 | Topics: On the Range, Staying Safe, 1911s, 1911s - General

The range is a great place to practice the fundamentals of shooting— everything from your grip to your sight picture and shooting stance. However, when it comes to practicing defensive shooting, some ranges (especially indoor ranges) have strict rules regarding drawing from your holster and shooting rounds down range at a rapid pace. This may seem discouraging, but there are still ways to practice the skills that will keep you safe in a defensive gun use situation.

Check out these examples of defensive drills that won't get you thrown out at the range.

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Training at Home: A Dry-Fire How-To

Posted by Team Armscor on May 23, 2019 | Topics: On the Range, Staying Safe, 1911s - General

As any firearm enthusiast knows, ammo costs can add up when you're getting in the kind of practice it takes to really dial in your shooting skills. Thankfully, dry-fire practice drills can be an extremely helpful way to train your brain's muscle memory so that the rounds you end up shooting at the range are more than just wasted brass. 

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Recommended Firearms for Every Lifestyle

Posted by Team Armscor on May 21, 2019 | Topics: 1911s - General, Shotguns, Rifles

So, you know you want a Rock Island Armory gun, but you aren't sure which one matches best with how you're looking to shoot? With our well-optioned lineup of 1911s, shotguns and rifles, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to pick the gun that's right for you. To help you out, we put together a list highlighting our favorite gun for every shooting application.

Read on to find out what gun best matches your shooting needs.

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Concealed Carry Reciprocity: Is My CCW Valid in Other States?

Posted by Team Armscor on May 16, 2019 | Topics: Staying Safe, Gun Rights

As a gun owner, it's your responsibility to understand the gun laws that exist in your state. If you intend to carry concealed, knowing your state's concealed carry laws and the reciprocity your state's right to carry has in other states is a crucial part of that responsibility.

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Pick Your Player: The Return of Team Armscor Family Game Day

Posted by Team Armscor on Apr 15, 2019 | Topics: Team Armscor

Game night is a time-honored tradition filled with fun for the whole family—that's why Team Armscor is back for their third annual Family Game Day competition!

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Things to Know About Concealed Carry Insurance

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 15, 2019 | Topics: Staying Safe, Gun Rights

Insurance is a hot button issue in the concealed carry community that everyone seems to have an opinion on. Despite the debate, it can be surprisingly difficult to find reliable information on the purpose and application of concealed carry insurance. That's why we did the research and came up with three key elements of concealed carry insurance that you should take into consideration when making your decision.

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Range Day Tips: Improve Your Marksmanship

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 4, 2019 | Topics: On the Range

Everyone knows that practice makes perfect, but what if you're practicing your marksmanship and still missing the target? A handgun is an incredibly useful tool, but it's your responsibility to make sure that you can hit your mark when it matters. All too often, gun owners attempt to perfect their aim with incorrect form, which can lead to more problems down the road. 

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Range Day Tips: Eye and Ear Protection

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 28, 2019 | Topics: On the Range, Staying Safe

The range is great place to dial-in your skills as a shooter, but it can also be a dangerous place. One of the key elements of range shooting is making sure to protect your eyes and ears properly so you can have some fun without putting your sight or hearing at risk. 

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