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Stuff They Don't Teach You in Concealed Carry Classes

Posted by Team Armscor on Aug 14, 2018 | Topics: Staying Safe

For anyone looking to obtain a concealed carry permit, you may need to complete a class as part of the process. The requirements vary from state to state, but for those who find themselves in a concealed carry course, there are a few additional things you need to consider.

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How To Dress For Concealed Carry

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 2, 2018 | Topics: Staying Safe

You can probably guess that concealment plays a big role in concealed carry. Thanks to our planet’s seasonal weather, our clothing choices tend to change quite a bit throughout the year, which in turn impacts how well we can conceal certain firearms.

While weather and handgun size are big factors in what you wear, you also want to be comfortable and dressed in way that doesn't make you stand out. A trench coat in the middle of the summer, while great for concealing, is not a practical choice.

Here are some tips on how to dress for concealment.

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Best 1911 Pistols for Secure Home Storage

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 14, 2017 | Topics: Staying Safe

What kind of storage you use for your guns largely depends on what type of guns you own. If you’re looking for a pistol that can be easily stored and secured, then you’ll want to look at compacts. You wouldn’t necessarily have trouble storing full-size or mid-size pistols, but compacts are, as the name suggests, a more size-efficient option.

Here are some compact 1911 pistols you can store safely in your home.

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5 Techniques Pivotal for Pistol Self-Defense

Posted by Team Armscor on Jul 27, 2017 | Topics: Staying Safe

Have you recently picked up a pistol for self-defense purposes? Dealing with a self-defense scenario in which you need to use your pistol isn’t a situation to take lightly. Having a plan and regular practice will help you stay calm and focused, should such an event ever arise.

Here are some ways you can prepare to use your pistol defensively.

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5 Tips for Concealing Your Tactical 1911 at Home

Posted by Team Armscor on May 25, 2017 | Topics: Staying Safe

Did you a buy a 1911 for home defense? Not sure about how you can conceal it safely but still keep it accessible and ready to go in the event the worst happens?

Take a look at these tips for concealing a 1911 in your home.

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5 Compact 1911s to Improve Your Concealment Game

Posted by Team Armscor on May 23, 2017 | Topics: Staying Safe

A lot of people love the 1911 for its slim, simple design and rich history. Now that concealed carry is more popular than ever, more people are looking for this classic, American pistol in a compact style. If you’re one of those people, there’s more than a few Rock Island Armory 1911s that fit the bill.

Consider these concealable compact 1911s from Rock Island Armory.

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The Best 1911 Handguns for Home Defense

Posted by Team Armscor on Mar 23, 2017 | Topics: Staying Safe

Defending your home from life-threatening invaders requires a serious tool that won’t let you down in the heat of the moment.  If that time should come, make sure you’re ready and properly equipped.

Here are a few 1911s for home defense on which you can depend.

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3 Reasons Carbine Conversion Kits are the Way to Go

Posted by Team Armscor on Dec 29, 2016 | Topics: Firearm Facts, Staying Safe

Rifles are generally easier to control than pistols and have the capability to reach out to greater ranges.

Though, if you’re not interested in shooting hundreds of yards down range and just want better control over your pistol, the TCM RONI Pistol Shell carbine conversion stock should be on your shopping list.

Here are three ways a conversion stock can benefit you.

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Ready to Concealed Carry? 5 Pieces of Advice to Consider

Posted by Team Armscor on Nov 3, 2016 | Topics: Staying Safe, Gun Rights

The number of people getting permitted for concealed carry has recently been climbing - the Washington Times estimates an eight-year growth from 4.6 million to 12.8 million as recently as last summer. Now more than ever, shooters are looking to take defense into a daily-carry lifestyle.

If you're considering conceal-carrying your pistol, here are five pieces of advice to consider.

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8 Rock Island Armory Handguns Ideal for Home Defense

Posted by Team Armscor on Sep 15, 2016 | Topics: Staying Safe

Your home and everything (and everyone) in it is important to you. That's why arming it with the best possible defense against intrusion or theft might be a high priority for you. When it comes to home-defense pistols and revolvers, Armscor has you covered.

Try these RIA favorites on for size when you're stocking up for your home-defense arsenal.

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