Posts Tagged ‘Armscor’


36th SHOT Show Opens Today

The 36th edition of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) opened today at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV and will run through January 17.

This is not a custom race gun. This is a standard model 51567.

“Right on Target. Right On Price.” Armscor/Rock Island Armory Company Profile

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.

Is the Steyr S9-A1 Underrated?

It’s a Glock. It’s an XD. No, it’s a Steyr Mannlicher! Comparably, the S9-A1 is a  little known pistol. When you look closely at the ergonomics and features, it is hard to tell why. The subcompact double-action-only, striker-fired Austrian beauty feels better than a Glock 19, has improved sights, a shorter trigger and a much lower bore axis making it easier to hit the broad side of an Austrian barn.

Armscor .22 Magnum ammo

.22 Magnum Ammunition

Winchester developed this underestimated round in 1959. The concept of the .22 Magnum or .22 WMR—the two terms are interchangeable—comes from Winchester’s .22 WRF round first introduced in 1890. Though the .22 Magnum is a .22 caliber, it is longer and thicker than a .22 Long Rifle round. It also holds more powder and can handle higher pressures. Therefore, the two are not interchangeable. Traditionally, the .22 WMR utilizes a 40-grain jacketed hollow point bullet, but .22 WMR ammunition varies today in that you have your pick from a wide variety of varmint, hunting, and plinking rounds.