Rock Island Armory
1905 - Marikina City, Phillipines; Stevensville, Montana
Rock Island Armory is the flagship and trademark brand of Armscor Precision here in the USA. Armscor is the largest arms and ammunition manufacturer in Southest Asia and they have been making quality, affordable 1911's for a very long time. Armscor can trace its beginnings all the way back to 1905, when the first Squires, Bingham & Co. headquarters was established in the Philippines. The Armscor brand that the world knows and loves didn’t come into existence until 1980 after Squires Bingham Manufacturing was reorganized and renamed “Arms Corporation of the Philippines.” In 2011, the big news was Armscor’s opening of brand new production facilities in Stevensville, Montana. But a more noticeable change is the updated brand look and simplified structure of the company.
As a result, Rock Island Armory is now the sole producer of firearms in the Armscor family under the tagline of “Solid as a rock.”