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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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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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RIA Rundown: The VR60

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 30, 2017 | Topics: Shotguns


Few rifles match the intuitive ergonomics of the AR platform. That's why, when designing the VR60, we followed the ergonomic style of the AR platform and applied it to a semi-automatic shotgun. This means you get all the firepower you want—and you can feel comfortable while handling it. It makes for an awesome combination.

Here's what else you can expect from the VR60.

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