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Should You Believe the 10MM Hype?

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

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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22TCM vs 9mm: The Pros and Cons

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

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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Free Download: How to Pack a Range Bag

Posted by Team Armscor on Oct 10, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

The ever-important range bag is crucial for a successful visit to your local gun range—how you pack it, what you bring and your preparedness all play a role in how your day will likely go. That's why it never hurts to work from a guide. 

It just so happens that we have a free infographic that will do the trick.

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What to Look for in a 1911 Magazine

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 19, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

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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How to Find Your Perfect Concealed Carry Holster

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 5, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

So you’ve decided to conceal carry. Aside from the pistol, you’ll also want the perfect holster. Holsters are recommended, as they make carrying more comfortable and provide additional protection around the trigger guard of your pistol.

So what goes into picking out the ideal holster for your needs? Here are some questions to ask yourself.

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The Guide to 1911 Pistol Accessories Every Enthusiast Wants

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 10, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

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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How to Effectively Pack a Gun Range Bag

Posted by Team Armscor on Jun 1, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

The first step to packing a range bag is to own a range bag. If you have that step covered, move along. Otherwise, if you don’t own one or are looking to upgrade, check out this Rock Island Armory bag. It has enough pockets to hold all of your accessories.

Now you’re ready to cram it full with all sorts of fun stuff. Read on for some ideas.

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Free Download: Safe Storage 101: A Guide to Keeping Firearms in the Home

Posted by Team Armscor on May 18, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

You love your firearms. They give you peace of mind, they might give you a sense of pride and they may even get you amped for your next competition or trip to the range. 

But they also give you a sense of safety.

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The Best Shooting Targets for Casual & Competition Practice

Posted by Team Armscor on Apr 20, 2017 | Topics: Ammo and Accessories

Need some ideas for targets for shooting practice? If you have the freedom to get a little bit creative with your targets we have a few suggestions.

Try a few of these on for size.

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Why .45 Ammo is a Wise Choice for Shooters

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

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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