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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 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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Range Day Tips: Drills to Practice With Your 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 21, 2019 | Topics: 1911, Shooting Tips

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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Shotgun or Pistol for Home Defense?

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 1, 2019 | Topics: Rifles & Shotguns, 1911, Concealed Carry & Self Defense

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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5 Tips For Fine Tuning Your 1911 For Competition

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

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 Tips For Taking the Best Shot With Your 1911

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

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: 1911

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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What You Should Know About the PRO Series

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 21, 2018 | Topics: 1911

The Rock Island Armory PRO Series is a favorite amongst our customers. Get ready to fire your gunsmith, because these competition pistols are ready to shoot straight out of the box. The fine-tuned precision of these firearms puts them at the top of the list for competitive shooters everywhere. 

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What You Should Know About the ROCK Series

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 7, 2018 | Topics: 1911

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.

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