The 1911 is one of the most popular handguns in American history. That's why we developed the RIA ROCK Series: Rock Island Armory's most well optioned line of 1911 pistols built in the traditional 70 series design. With 16 different options to choose from, the ROCK Series meets the demands of every style of shooter.Read More
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For anyone looking to obtain a concealed carry permit, you may need to complete a class as part of the process. The requirements vary from state to state, but for those who find themselves in a concealed carry course, there are a few additional things you need to consider.Read More
We all know shooting can be spendy. Each bullet you fire is pretty much the equivalent of shooting a quarter, at least! Then you have range fees and the gas you use to get to your range. It all adds up.
However, we have some tips to help you cut down on those range costs.Read More
Have you ever thought about getting involved in competition shooting? It’s a great way to sharpen your skills and meet other passionate shooters. It might seem a bit intimidating at first but once you get acclimated the experience can be rewarding.
So where do you get started?Read More
Whether you’re shopping at a physical location or online, you’ll find numerous brands and types of ammunition. Outside of caliber differences, ammo also varies between the materials used in the casing, bullet, the amount of powder used. Sometimes guns are finicky with certain types of ammo. For example, a gun might not feed hollow points (HP) as reliably as full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds.
A good gun will run any ammo you feed it (as long as it’s the right caliber of course!) but some ammunition serves some purposes better than others. If you need help cutting through the fog, here’s what you need to know when selecting ammo.Read More
The NRA Annual meeting is today and we’ll be in the middle of the action! If you’re planning on attending, be sure to stop by our Booth #10444 to enter for a chance to win an RIA firearm each day of the convention. You can also snap a photo at our booth, share it on social, and be entered to win a Swag Bag!Read More
We love 1911 pistols, but over the years we’ve ventured into a few other types of guns such small caliber rifles, shotguns and revolvers. In addition, we also have the MAPP series of pistols.
What’s the MAP/MAPP series and how does it differ from our 1911s? Here’s what you need to know.Read More
You can probably guess that concealment plays a big role in concealed carry. Thanks to our planet’s seasonal weather, our clothing choices tend to change quite a bit throughout the year, which in turn impacts how well we can conceal certain firearms.
While weather and handgun size are big factors in what you wear, you also want to be comfortable and dressed in way that doesn't make you stand out. A trench coat in the middle of the summer, while great for concealing, is not a practical choice.
Here are some tips on how to dress for concealment.Read More
If you’ve ever gone shopping for a 1911 or any kind of gun, you know how expensive they can get. You might ask yourself if one 1911 is really different from another.
How much of that cost goes into the name on the side as opposed to the build quality and features? These are especially important questions to ask if you’re shopping for a 1911 pistol on a budget.
We can help you find answers to these questions with a few shopping tips.Read More