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How to Get the Most out of Your 1911

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

It’s no secret we love 1911s and we want everyone to have a blast with their 1911 each time they take it to the range. 

Here are a few things you can do to get the most out of your 1911:

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How To Select The Best Ammo For Your 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on May 15, 2018 | Topics: Ammo, 1911

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.

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The Ins & Outs Of Shopping For A 1911 On A Budget

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

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.

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What Makes an Ideal Tactical 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Jan 25, 2018 | Topics: 1911

Shooters who enjoy a simple gun without any frills—turn back now because it’s time to get tactical. We’ll be diving into what makes a 1911 tactical and well-suited for those yearning for something beyond basic.

Here are the primary aspects of the ideal tactical 1911.

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5 10mm Pistols that Won't Break the Bank

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 14, 2017 | Topics: Ammo, 1911

The 10mm cartridge doesn’t have the same level of popularity as the 9mm or 45ACP, but it’s managed to stick around. In fact, the round has won the hearts of quite a few lately. It’s no surprise to see people asking for various handguns to be chambered in 10mm. It’s a big pistol round that has a respectable amount of zip behind it. (We can’t blame you for wanting one.)

As a matter of fact, we have a few existing options you should take a look at.

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How Your Pistol Works: 1911 Parts & Pieces

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 1, 2017 | Topics: 1911

A part of being a responsible gun owner is knowing how your gun operates—and the various parts involved. The 1911 isn’t overly complicated, and operating it is quite simple. You may already know the basics of the essential parts.

But for those new to the platform, here’s the rundown.

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3 Reasons the TAC Series is a Good Fit for Competition Shooting

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 21, 2017 | Topics: Competition, 1911

So you’ve decided to enter the big leagues and test your mettle against the top shots in the world. (All right—maybe you’re not a legendary competitor just yet, but you want to get on your way.) That’s the right attitude—now you’ll need the right pistol for the job. Thankfully, you’ve come to the 1911, a wise choice and the choice many pros make.

Take a look at a few of the reasons why the Rock Island Armory TAC Series is the right choice for competition.

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What to Look for in a 1911 Magazine

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 19, 2017 | Topics: 1911

When it comes to optimizing your magazine selection, you're bound by your pistol choice—the 1911 you select will largely decide your magazine options for you. So picking a handgun can be a hard decision. If you’ve narrowed your choice down to a 1911 you’ve already accomplished a lot. Your next step is deciding what you want out of your 1911. Keep an eye on the spec sheet when you’re researching your options.

To help you out, here are a few details to look at when you’re shopping for a 1911.

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7 Starter Pistols for 1911 First-Timers

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 7, 2017 | Topics: 1911

Everyone’s got to start somewhere. Whether you’re new to guns, pistols or just the 1911 platform as a whole, there are a few things to look for when buying—and we can help you out.

Here are some great options to fulfill your newfound love of the 1911 platform.

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The Guide to 1911 Pistol Accessories Every Enthusiast Wants

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 10, 2017 | Topics: 1911

Have people described you as a "tinkerer" or customizing aficionado? You might be one if you just can't help but adjust, swap and add on accessories to your guns. There's no shame in it, and we'd actually like to help you out if you're thinking about wading into the world of accessories—specifically for 1911s.

Here are a few ways you can customize a 1911 to your heart's content.

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