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Awesome Autumn: $50 Pistol Rebate

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 15, 2019 | Topics: General

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Are 1911s Good for Concealed Carry?

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 14, 2019 | Topics: 1911, Concealed Carry & Self Defense

It goes without saying that the 1911 is one of the most remarkable handgun platforms in existence, but the question remains: is it a good gun for concealed carry? We break down some of the key features of 1911 handguns that make them a clear choice as an everyday carry. 

Read on to learn why the 1911 is a great gun for concealed carry. 

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Why Are 1911s So Reliable?

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 6, 2019 | Topics: 1911

When the military was having difficulty with their sidearms, they called on John Browning to invent a reliable gun, capable of firing no less than .45 ACP, that could stand up to the rigors of military use. To meet those strict demands, Browning invented the 1911—one of the most reliable American handgun platforms in history. 

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What to do in a Traffic Stop While Carrying

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 4, 2019 | Topics: Concealed Carry & Self Defense

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: 1911

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: Shooting Tips

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: Shooting Tips

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: General

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: Concealed Carry & Self Defense

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: General

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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