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Range Day Tips: Drills to Practice With Your 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 21, 2019 | Topics: On the Range

For gun owners focused on self-defense, operating quickly and efficiently in the heat of the moment can be the difference between life and death. The 5 and 5 Drill aims to train your muscle memory, speed and accuracy when operating your firearm quickly. Check out this video from the USCCA explaining the drill: 

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What Would You Do? 3 Tricky Self-Defense Scenarios

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 15, 2019 | Topics: Staying Safe

Gun owners all across the country rely on their firearms to keep them safe in a sticky situation, but some self-defense situations are more difficult to manage than others. Will you know what to do when your life is on the line? 

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Should You Believe the 10MM Hype?

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 8, 2019 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Lately, 10MM pistols have been exploding in popularity. With all of the hype, many gun owners have been left wondering whether they should take the plunge and add a 10MM to their arsenal. If you're thinking about jumping in on the trend, there are a few things you should know about 10MM firearms. 

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Concealed Carry vs Open Carry

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 4, 2019 | Topics: Staying Safe, Gun Rights

Whether you're a seasoned or first-time gun owner, you've probably heard a lot of debate over concealed vs open carry. It's one of the most heated debates amongst gun owners, and which method you prefer can greatly impact how you prepare for defensive gun use. It can be tough to decide which method of carry is best for protecting yourself and your family, but we can help. 

Check out these key considerations to help you decide whether concealed or open carry is right for you. 

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Shotgun or Pistol for Home Defense?

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 1, 2019 | Topics: Staying Safe, 1911s, Shotguns

When people go to a firearm dealer to purchase their first gun, it is most commonly for home defense. Protecting yourself and your family in your own home is one of the best reasons to own a gun, but picking which gun to defend your family with can often be difficult. 

We've broken down the pros and cons of shotguns versus pistols for home defense: 

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SHOT Show 2019 - Facebook Live Event Schedule

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 21, 2019 | Topics: Events

SHOT Show 2019 is here, and Armscor/Rock Island Armory is live on the scene in Las Vegas, Nevada. Follow the excitement on Facebook live to see updates from the members of Team Armscor and Armscor/RIA CEO and President, Martin Tuason.  

Check out the schedule below to stay up to date on the latest news from SHOT Show 2019. 

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5 Tips For Fine Tuning Your 1911 For Competition

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 20, 2018 | Topics: Competition, 1911s

If you've gone into competition with a poorly tuned 1911, then you know that it can have a significant impact on your results. No shooter wants to walk away from a competition feeling like their gun let them down. Luckily, the 1911 is a time-tested platform that can be finely tuned to make sure your shots hit their mark. 

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3 Things You Need to Know About Self-Defense

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 20, 2018 | Topics: Staying Safe, Gun Rights

Whether it's home defense or concealed carry, one of the primary reasons for gun ownership is self defense. If you own a gun for this purpose, there are certain things you should know about the laws and responsibilities pertaining to using your firearm to defend your life.

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3 Tips For Taking the Best Shot With Your 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 2, 2018 | Topics: 1911s

The 1911 is an incredibly popular platform for shooters everywhere, but are you shooting your best shot? At Rock Island Armory, we want to help you hit your mark every time, so we've got some pointers to make sure you're getting the best out of your 1911 pistol. 

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What Really Matters in a 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 5, 2018 | Topics: 1911s

Considering the widespread popularity of the 1911 platform, there is understandably a lot of noise out there about the important things to consider when owning and using a 1911. With so much information, it's easy to get confused about what you really need to pay attention to. Rock Island Armory is here to set the record straight. 

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