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Should You Believe the 10MM Hype?

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 8, 2019 | Topics: Ammo

Lately, 10MM pistols have been exploding in popularity. With all of the hype, many gun owners have been left wondering whether they should take the plunge and add a 10MM to their arsenal. If you're thinking about jumping in on the trend, there are a few things you should know about 10MM firearms. 

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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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22TCM vs 9mm: The Pros and Cons

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 21, 2017 | Topics: Ammo

Half the struggle in picking a new handgun is choosing a quality caliber. You want one that’s not too expensive so you can actually get out and shoot it, and it should also be a good experience—not one that results in your wrist aching from recoil.

In that case, both 9mm and 22TCM will serve you well. Here’s a look at the upsides of each.

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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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4 Calibers Ideal for Weekend Warriors

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 28, 2017 | Topics: Ammo

If you're breaking into the world of shooting and plan to spend many weekends at the range, you might be wondering which caliber is right for you. Calibers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and picking a favorite can be a difficult task. Some make for better regular use than others. This is due to a variety of reasons, such as cost or recoil.

That said, we broke out a few solid options for the shooting weekend warrior.

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Why Everyone Needs a 45ACP Caliber in Their Competition Arsenal

Posted by Team Armscor on Jul 13, 2017 | Topics: Ammo, Competition

The popular 45ACP cartridge has a long history that’s seen it used by military and law enforcement around the globe. It also has found itself a spot in the world of shooting competitions.

The cartridge still maintains a strong following among civilians and shouldn’t be overlooked simply because law enforcement and military have been shifting to 9mm, by and large.

In fact, 45ACP is a great option for competition shooters. Here are a few reasons why.

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Why .45 Ammo is a Wise Choice for Shooters

Posted by Team Armscor on Apr 13, 2017 | Topics: Ammo

If you’re looking for a new gun this year, you’re definitely not going to face a shortage of caliber choices. Of course, you’re not stuck with the first caliber you choose. You can own them all if you like, and each has its merits.

However, you should give some special consideration to the 45ACP for a few key reasons.

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4 Styles of 1911 Ammo Worth Investigating

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 30, 2017 | Topics: Ammo, 1911

If you’ve been involved in shooting for a little while or a long while, you know that not all ammo is built equally. Feeding your shooting hobby means finding the ideal, most reliable ammo, especially if you want to shoot on a consistent basis. 

If you’re planning on stocking up on 1911 ammo in the near future, take a look at these options worth investigating - as Armscor-brand rounds they're clean-burning, "gunk"-resistant, reliable and consistent for frequent users.

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Armscor's New TCM 9R Ammunition Designed For 9mm Conversion Kit Compatibility

Posted by Team Armscor on Feb 17, 2015 | Topics: Ammo

February 17, 2015 (Las Vegas, Nev.) - Armscor and Rock Island Armory, the leading 1911 pistol and high performance ammunition manufacturer, continues to innovate the firearm industry by expanding its growing line of ammunition with the release of the TCM 9R round.

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