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What to do in a Traffic Stop While Carrying

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 4, 2019 | Topics: Staying Safe, Gun Rights, 1911s - General

One of the most common questions concealed carry permit holders have is on how to handle a traffic stop while carrying. While the answer may seem simple to some, handling the situation incorrectly can get you into trouble, so we put together a field guide to help keep you safe when you get pulled over.

Check out these tips on what to do at a traffic stop while carrying:

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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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Training at Home: A Dry-Fire How-To

Posted by Team Armscor on May 23, 2019 | Topics: On the Range, Staying Safe, 1911s - General

As any firearm enthusiast knows, ammo costs can add up when you're getting in the kind of practice it takes to really dial in your shooting skills. Thankfully, dry-fire practice drills can be an extremely helpful way to train your brain's muscle memory so that the rounds you end up shooting at the range are more than just wasted brass. 

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Recommended Firearms for Every Lifestyle

Posted by Team Armscor on May 21, 2019 | Topics: 1911s - General, Shotguns, Rifles

So, you know you want a Rock Island Armory gun, but you aren't sure which one matches best with how you're looking to shoot? With our well-optioned lineup of 1911s, shotguns and rifles, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to pick the gun that's right for you. To help you out, we put together a list highlighting our favorite gun for every shooting application.

Read on to find out what gun best matches your shooting needs.

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What You Should Know About the ROCK Series

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

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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How To Select The Best Ammo For Your 1911

Posted by Team Armscor on May 15, 2018 | Topics: 1911s - General

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: 1911s - General

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: 1911s - General

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: 1911s - General

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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