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Need parts? We have parts from mainsprings to trigger upgrades to full parts kits.

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Getting the proper grip on your gun is key. We have options in rubber, wood, G10 and more.

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3 Reasons the TAC Series is a Good Fit for Competition Shooting

Posted by Team Armscor

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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.

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What to Look for in a 1911 Magazine

Posted by Team Armscor

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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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Best 1911 Pistols for Secure Home Storage

Posted by Team Armscor

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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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End of Summer $5K Giveaway

Posted by Team Armscor

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Don't let the summer end without one last hurrah! Let's count down the days with some thrill by offering the chance for one lucky winner to end the summer with a bang. Together with our partners Springfield Armory, CrossBreed Holsters, MGM Targets, AR500 Armor and Armscor, we're bringing you the "End of Summer $5K Guns & Gear Giveaway."

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Team Armscor Speaks: 4 Competition Thoughts from Eric Grauffel

Posted by Team Armscor

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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.

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7 Starter Pistols for 1911 First-Timers

Posted by Team Armscor

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Everyone’s got to start somewhere. Whether you’re new to guns, pistols or just the 1911 platform as a whole, there are a few things to look for when buying—and we can help you out.

Here are some great options to fulfill your newfound love of the 1911 platform.

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How to Find Your Perfect Concealed Carry Holster

Posted by Team Armscor

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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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RIA Rundown: The VR60

Posted by Team Armscor

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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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The Guide to 1911 Pistol Accessories Every Enthusiast Wants

Posted by Team Armscor

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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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The Best Ways to Care for a Rock Island Armory 1911

Posted by Team Armscor

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Did you just buy your first Rock Island Armory 1911? It’s a great, reliable choice—but as a responsible owner, there are a few things to know when it comes to caring for your new 1911 pistol.

Here are a few 1911 upkeep tips to remember.

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5 Techniques Pivotal for Pistol Self-Defense

Posted by Team Armscor

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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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3 Youth Rifles Good for Beginning Shooters

Posted by Team Armscor

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Think the youth of today spend too much time on their fancy digital devices? Perhaps they need some outdoors time or just a new hobby. Well, shooting pop cans, varmint and paper targets can be a rousing good time and valuable opportunity for family bonding.

The first step, aside from teaching your young shooters basic safety standards, is to get them rifles. Here are a few ideas to consider.

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The Best TAC Firearms for Concealed Carry

Posted by Team Armscor

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Welcome to the Rock Island Armory TAC line. It’s hard to go wrong with a 1911. The platform has been through a lot over the years and is still the chosen side-arm for many professionals today.

If you happen to be researching options for a concealable 1911 handgun, then you’ll find a couple great options right here.

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Why Everyone Needs a 45ACP Caliber in Their Competition Arsenal

Posted by Team Armscor

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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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What Makes Maintaining a 1911 Easier than Most Firearms

Posted by Team Armscor

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Whether you find cleaning and routine maintenance of your guns a necessary annoyance or a relaxing activity, it’s a must-do task. Maintaining your guns will help keep them running smoothly well into the future. Generally, a gun with simple engineering and fewer parts will be easier to take apart to clean. The highly respected 1911 pistol easily fits the bill.

Here’s what makes cleaning a Rock Island Armory 1911 a walk in the park.

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4 GI Series Pistols Worth Investing In

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The iconic 1911 pistol has developed from a simple, rugged tool for soldiers into an often flashy, customized item commanding high asking prices. The Rock Island GI Series takes the 1911 back to its roots. Forget the accessory rails, engravings and gold beaded sights.

Do you need a functional tool you can invest time and money in while leaving some budget left over for ammo (so you can actually shoot the gun you just bought)? Then consider one of the following GI Series pistols.

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4 Reasons 1911 Pistols Make the Best Competition Firearms

Posted by Team Armscor

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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?

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4 Tips for Shopping Around for the Most Wallet-Friendly 1911

Posted by Team Armscor

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When you’re shopping around for a 1911, you’ll come across models that look more like luxury ornaments than a range gun, with a hefty price tag to match. You’ll also find 1911s built for competitors, concealed carriers and some as the ultimate, catch-all 1911. What features do you really need, and how much money should you prepare to spend?

Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you decide.

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Team Armscor Speaks: 4 Competition Thoughts from Athena Lee

Posted by Athena Lee

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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.

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How to Effectively Pack a Gun Range Bag

Posted by Team Armscor

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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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