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

Rock Island Armory GI Standard FS: Just like Grandpa’s M1911

My two grandfathers, with their starkly contrasting personalities only had two things in common worth mentioning—that they both fought the Japanese occupation in World War 2 and that during which, they both carried the M1911A1 pistol. So, on the occasion of Araw ng Kagitingan (Bataan Day), let us take a look at a Philippine-made reincarnation … Continue reading Rock Island Armory GI Standard FS: Just like Grandpa’s M1911

M1911 A-380 Baby Rock: Armscor’s New yet Familiar Pocket Pistol

By Miguel C. Gil The M1911 380 “Baby Rock” could very well be the most news-worthy thing to emerge from Armscor’s production line in a long time—most notably for the concealed carry segment. Marketed under the Rock Island Armory brand overseas, this familiar-looking piece is not even a true 1911, from a technical standpoint due … Continue reading M1911 A-380 Baby Rock: Armscor’s New yet Familiar Pocket Pistol

Armscor .22TCM 9R Conversion Kit for the Glock: A Phil-Austrian Marriage that Fits

By Miguel C. Gil The very notion of a Glock pistol chambered for the lightning-fast .22 TCM cartridge is certainly sufficient to fire up the imagination of many gun enthusiasts. Today, thanks to a conversion kit offered by Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor), anyone who owns a full-sized Glock can own this bragging piece! … Continue reading Armscor .22TCM 9R Conversion Kit for the Glock: A Phil-Austrian Marriage that Fits

Armscor’s Beefed-up 2015 Product Line!

Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) is all set to launch a revitalized product line for 2015 any day now. The picture above should give HDJ readers a pretty good idea of what the country's biggest arms maker has in store for shooting enthusiasts. Not surprising is the fact that many of these products are … Continue reading Armscor’s Beefed-up 2015 Product Line!

Sneak peek: Armscor 2014

Photos by IGG Something new and something old from the Philippine’s biggest gun manufacturer. Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) is set to debut its latest 1911 variants on the next gun show this November. “New” because the company’s expanded product line will include pistols chambered in both the 10mm Auto and the much sought-after … Continue reading Sneak peek: Armscor 2014

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

The Essential Four: ammo you need to survive Doomsday

By Miguel C. Gil The global financial meltdown of 2008 may have been the catalyst for the renewed interest in post-Apocalyptic survival preparations. What began with the US subprime market’s collapse quickly spread to developed countries in Europe and Asia—where it continues to sow uncertainty. Suddenly faced with the threat of poverty, citizens of developed … Continue reading The Essential Four: ammo you need to survive Doomsday