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.Read More
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Have you ever thought about getting involved in competition shooting? It’s a great way to sharpen your skills and meet other passionate shooters. It might seem a bit intimidating at first but once you get acclimated the experience can be rewarding.
So where do you get started?Read More
It's time to mix things up by adding in a little competitive fun during your next range outing. We have four shooting games you can play—three of which were used in our Armscor Family Game Day video series.
Here are four games you can play at the range.
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.
Do you feel like your skills as a shooter haven’t been improving with your usual range outings? Maybe you want to take your marksmanship to the next level, but you need some motivation or new ideas on how to improve. Getting involved in competitive shooting can help alleviate these issues.
Competing against other shooters can sharpen your skills in multiple areas—here are four such skills, as told by Team Armscor's own Eric Grauffel.Read More
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.
In shooting competitions, every split-second counts. There's not much leeway for errors. Shots need to be on target while still completing the course of fire quickly and safely. It's a lot to juggle. The JJ Racazas and Athena Lees of the world got their competition skills through hours of practice, determination and patience.
However, it also helps to have a great pistol platform at your side. The 1911 handgun not only fits the bill for competition shooting, but it also sets the standard for competition pistols.
What makes the 1911 a great competition pistol?
Do you feel like your skills as a shooter haven’t been improving with your usual range outings? Maybe you want to take your marksmanship to the next level, but you need some motivation or new ideas on how to improve. Getting involved in competitive shooting can solve those issues.
Competing against other shooters can sharpen your skills in multiple areas - here are four of them from Team Armscor's own Athena Lee.
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.
Gearing up for your next competition is all about the preparation. And sure, getting some range time in and making sure you're well-stocked with the right ammo, magazines and accessories is all well and good, but without the perfect 1911 to take your competing to the next level, you're destined to fall to the middle of the pack.
Take these Rock Island Armory 1911s into account when picking out your ideal pistol for the next competition on your schedule.Read More