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RIA 5.0E Reviews are in: “There’s Nothing Like it!”

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RIA 5.0E Reviews are in: “There’s Nothing Like it!”

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You read that right. Reviews are pouring in about the RIA 5.0E and, to no surprise, it's garnering much acclaim, from the everyday sports shooter to hardcore firearm enthusiasts. Don’t just take our word for it. In this blog, you’ll find reviews from the very best in the industry talking about how much they enjoy the RIA 5.0E. Explore below, in fact, you may even recognize someone you know.

Concealed Carry with a Full-Size 1911: A Guide to Comfort & Confidence

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Concealed Carry with a Full-Size 1911: A Guide to Comfort & Confidence

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Concealed carry enthusiasts want the perfect blend of comfort, confidence and reliability when choosing a firearm. While there are plenty options available, the full-size 1911 pistol stands out for its historical significance, solid construction, and powerful performance. At Rock Island Armory, we are committed to providing top-notch, affordable firearms – including an array of 1911 pistols. In this blog, we explore how to optimize concealed carry with a full-size 1911, from clothing considerations to holster technology and we’ll help you find an affordable option that’s right for you.

Target Focus vs Front Sight Focus

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Target Focus vs Front Sight Focus

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When you first get into shooting, we all hear the same basic instructions from just about everyone: “Watch your front sight,” “Your front sight should be clear,” and “Your target and rear sight should be blurry.” Don't get me wrong, your sights are very important. But are they as important as we have been led to believe? Let's talk a little bit about when your sights matter most.