With its roots dating all the way back to 1905, Armscor is a firearms manufacturing company based out of the Philippines. They started as Squires Bingham & Co., and are now a global firearms producer, exporting to more than 50 countries on six continents. They’re known for their inexpensive 1911-pattern pistols, revolvers, shotguns, sporting rifles, parts, and ammunition.
Visionary entrepreneur Don Celso Tuason bought then-named Sportsmen’s Headquarters at the start of WWII and later renamed it Squires Bingham Manufacturing, Inc., as it helped rebuild the post-war Philippines by obtaining the first firearms manufacturing license from the government. It soon opened plants across the country, and by the 60s, Tuason was ready to hand the business down to his sons – who would build it into the brand we know today.
After Armscor Precision International opened plants in Nevada and Montana and acquired Rock Island Armory, the brand’s third-generation leader Martin Tuason continues to build Armscor’s presence and provide stellar firearms products to the United States and beyond, since becoming president of the company in 2012.
Armscor has stayed faithful to the 1911’s original designs and prides itself on pushing the boundaries of what this pistol can do – providing quality firearms at affordable prices. They believe self-defense tools should be reliable and attainable for everyone, including ammunition. Their most innovative ammo includes the .22 TCM (Tuason Craig Micromag) with a shortened 5.56 NATO cartridge and a jacketed hollow point bullet, known for its high velocity, low recoil, and repeated accuracy. No wonder Armscor hails itself as “Right on Target. Right on the Price.”