Armscor Bullish About Overseas Market in 2017

Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) said it is especially optimistic about the export market this year, following successful bids to supply small arms and ammunition to countries where you would not think to find a Filipino product. The company’s VP for International Sales, Mely Cayabyab  explained that hefty exports have more or less made … Continue reading Armscor Bullish About Overseas Market in 2017

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Rock Island Armory MAPP FS: Underappreciated Performer

The Rock Island Armory (RIA) MAPP FS pistol has been in Armscor’s menu for quite a while, but it seems that it has yet to stand out in a market already saturated with polymer-framed 9mm pistols.  I got to shoot an earlier model about 8 years ago and it left a good impression, so much … Continue reading Rock Island Armory MAPP FS: Underappreciated Performer

Rock Island Armory XT .22 Magnum: A Hard-Hitting, All-Purpose Rimfire Pistol

A .22 Magnum-chambered semi-automatic pistol that is reliable, accurate and which holds plenty of rounds has long been on my personal wish list—and if you are serious about your guns, chances are it is on yours too. Luckily, Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) is aiming to please like-minded Pistoleros with its recent introduction of … Continue reading Rock Island Armory XT .22 Magnum: A Hard-Hitting, All-Purpose Rimfire Pistol

.22 Carbines for Home Defense

By Miguel C. Gil Does your handy .22 carbine make for a viable home defense tool? This seems to be a fair question in view of the fact that they are arguably among the most common firearms in civilian hands. They can be found in the closets of both the casual shooter and the serious … Continue reading .22 Carbines for Home Defense

Armscor XT-22: A cross-breed, of sorts

Photos by Iris G. Gil .22-caliber conversion kits have been produced for the M1911 for almost as long as the pistol itself has existed.  Most conversion kits made over the years entail swapping out the entire slide assembly with one intended for the .22LR. More recently, big names in the 1911 scene such as Kimber … Continue reading Armscor XT-22: A cross-breed, of sorts

Armscor M22: More than just a 10/22 clone

By Miguel C. Gil                                     Photos by Iris G. Gil It is said that “imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.” If such is indeed the case, then the folks at Sturm, Ruger & Co. should be feeling very much flattered, and probably a little bit peeved, by the recent introduction of the Armscor M22 … Continue reading Armscor M22: More than just a 10/22 clone