I feel, among the best all-around defensive handguns for home use is the .38 Special revolver with a short barrel. The short-barreled .38 offers a host of advantages over the auto loader and a time-tested track record second to none.
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If you are at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville, here are two interesting items from Armscor—a firearm and an accessory—that you might want to put your hands on during the event.
We have been fans of the Armscor/Rock Island Armory .22 TCM since its introduction. The necked-down 9mm case
On the Second day of Christmas My true love gave to me the fun of shooting and saving all year-long
I have enjoyed good service with the Rock Island brand of 1911 handguns. The pistols are true to the original format and fire the authoritative.45 ACP cartridge. Armscor manufactures these handguns in the Philippine Islands. The original pistols were straight-up GI versions of the 1911, although there are also elevated examples with good features, including tactical-grade sights and improved grips.
Is there a best personal defense handgun? I doubt it; the competition is fierce, and many handguns have their good points. We also have personal needs and personal worst-case scenarios. As long as the handgun is a quality design, well executed with good reliability and is accurate and powerful enough for the task, the rest is up to you. My personal favorite carry gun is the 1911 single-action self-loader in .45 ACP. There are many variants, and while some are ironmongery, many are well made of good material.
As far as affordable ammunition goes, people tend to go for Winchester USA (White Box) or Remington’s value line, UMC. However, when I search for ammo by price, lowest to highest on Cheaper Than Dirt! website, Winchester White Box and UMC rarely pop up as the cheapest.
It is no secret Rock Island Armory (RIA) carved a reputable name producing reliable and affordable 1911s. Lucky for us, we got the chance to shoot their 22 TCM VZ Midsize at the 2014 SHOT Show Industry Day and we weren’t disappointed.
The three most important traits you need to consider—in fact you should demand—before purchasing ammo is consistency, accuracy and reliability. American-made Armscor ammunition provides all of that at a surprisingly affordable price. This isn’t cheap, dirty, foreign ammo. Your AR-15 will love this clean, properly crimped .223 Rem. ammunition.
Not another budget pump-action shotgun, you moan. But here’s the deal—pump-action shotguns are reliable, function nearly flawlessly, are good for home defense—especially for the first time gun buyer—and besides, dove season is here.
Fans of Rock Island Armory’s 1911 handguns affectionately refer to their pistol of choice as ‘The Rock.’ This nickname is
After receiving the country’s first official firearms license from the government in 1952, under the name Squires Bingham Manufacturing Inc., the now renamed Armscor has moved at full speed ever since. In 1985, Armscor Precision International opened its U.S. doors in Nevada and shortly after purchased Rock Island Armory. Armscor plans to double its production in 2013 to meet ammunition supply demands by opening a new facility in Pahrump, Nevada.
Over the weekend, I had a chance to take two of my girlfriends shooting—one a beginner and one intermediate.
They Build More 1911s Than Anyone. They Make Ammo in the USA. They Just Introduced an Amazing New Caliber. They Are… Armscor.
We have called Rock Island Armory’s 1911s at one of the best-kept secrets in the 1911 world. Rock Island