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What 1911 is Closest to the Original?

Posted by Team Armscor on May 30, 2019 | Topics: Firearm Facts, 1911s, 1911s - General

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: On the Range, Staying Safe, 1911s, 1911s - General

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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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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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 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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How to Get the Most out of Your 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 5, 2018 | Topics: Firearm Maintenance and Upkeep, 1911s

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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