The Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) is a firearms manufacturing company headquartered in the Philippines. The company is known for its inexpensive 1911-pattern pistols, revolvers, shotguns, sporting rifles, firearms parts and ammunition. The company, whose manufacturing facility is located in Marikina City, produces about 200,000 firearms and some 420 million rounds of ammunition a year, where 80 percent of this is exported and sold to over 60 countries. In 2017, the company was renamed Armscor Global Defense, Inc. to emphasize its expansion into a total defense solutions provider for safety, security and defense.
Armscor traces its roots to a Manila printshop Squires Bingham & Co., that was founded in 1905, the printshop also running imported and sold motorcycles and various sporting goods, which including firearms and ammunitions. The company was bought by the Tuason family in 1941 and began making firearms through the present corporation in 1952. Armscor manufactures its own line of firearms and holds manufacturing contracts for other companies’ firearm lines, such as Twin Pines’ Rock Island Armory (RIA) pistols.
In addition to the Rock Island Armory 1911 series pistols, Armscor is the source of pistols for STI’s Spartan, Cimarron Firearms pre-1923 Model 1911, Charles Daly and Auto Ordnance 1911 style pistols. Armscor is an ISO 9001 certified compliant company which manufactures weapons using CNC (Computer Numerical Control) equipment.
The company is headquartered in Marikina, Philippines and represented in the United States by its subsidiary Armscor International, Inc, located in Pahrump, Nevada with facilities in Stevensville, Montana.
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