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Armscor-RIA Model 2011 Tactical VZ Grip

Produced:2011 - 2014
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, ambi thumb safety
Frame:parkerized steel
Grips:VZ Operator II
Sights:fiber-optic front, adjustable rear
Notes:skeletonized, tactical rail
Barrel Length:5 in.
Overall Length:8.75 in.
Height:5.5 in.
Width:No Data
Weight:45.12 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Arms Corporation of the Philippines632-941-6243
Armscor Ave FortuneWebsite:
Marikina City Philippines www.armscor.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Rock Island Armory775-537-1444
150 N. Smart WayWebsite:
Pahrump NV 89060us.armscor.com
Used Est.:$625
Last Update: 1/15/2017

Caliber:.45 Automatic
Alias:.45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Muzzle Velocities - from830to1140ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from333to573ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from165to230gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:196614- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:5.74 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:9 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Defense Factor:82%

About the Handgun:
Pre TAC series 1911 tactical design. Features include skeletonized trigger, rear slide serrations, bobbed hammer, lower Picatinny rail,full dust cover. Designated the TAC Series in 2014.
About the Manufacturer:
Established as a trading company in 1905 and known as Squires Bingham Co. at the time, the company found a market in importing and retailing motorcycles and sporting goods - including firearms and ammunition. In 1952 the President of the Philippines granted the company permission to manufacture its own line firearms and ammunition locally, as it was in line with his government's thrust towards industrialization. Known as Armscor today, the company touts that it is the largest arms and ammunition manufacturer in SouthEast Asia.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.
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