Armscor USA Ammunition: Quality and Value

In order to provide our readers with the best content possible, the writers spend a fair amount of time shooting on the range. It was a pleasant surprise to have Armscor USA provide some of their ammunition to test. Not only does this lower our operating costs, but it allows us to throw another load into the mix and evaluate its performance alongside the other ammunition manufacturers we use.

Armscor can trace its 111 year lineage back to 1905 in the Philippines. Known as Squires, Bingham & Co., they traded clothing, firearms and ammunition. The company changed hands and endured throughout the second world war. Obtaining the Philippines first firearms manufacturing license allowed the company’s rapid expansion. New plants opened up across the country which was pivotal to rebuilding post-war Philippines. It wasn’t until the 80’s that brought the “Armscor” name to the forefront. Additionally Armscor purchased Rock Island Armory, a leading manufacturer of 1911 pistols. Finally, in 2011, Armscor USA opens a production facility in Montana that exports product to 50 countries on 6 continents.

Before Northern Michigan became covered in a blanket of snow, I was fortunate enough to spend some time on the range with my Agency Arms Glock 34. As it turns out, the sheer joy of shooting this pistol makes it really easy to blow through 150 rounds of Armscor USA 9mm without remembering to perform any specific tests on the ammunition itself. Other than the flawless performance while conducting various shooting drills, I really don’t have any hard data to share. The primary mission of the 124 Grain FMJ ammunition is training and plinking. And it performed that task boringly well, 150 “pews” for 150 pulls of the trigger. Exactly what you want and expect from your training ammo.

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Armscor USA 9mm 124Gr Specifications courtesy of

  • Caliber: 9mm, 9×19 Luger
  • Grain Weight: 124
  • Bullet Type: FMJ
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1090 fps
  • Muzzle Energy: 348 ft/lbs
  • Uses: Target Practice, Plinking
  • $11.63/ Box of 50 
  • $220.97/ Case of 1000


served in Attack Company, 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment as a rifle team leader with deployments to the Middle East, Central America and Asia. He’s a licensed pilot, SCUBA diver and enjoys Alpine skiing, shooting, camping, boating, sea kayaking, traveling and golf. Growing up in a military family, Erik had the pleasure to live and ski all over North America and Europe. Now residing in beautiful Northern Michigan with his wife and 2 sons they continue to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.

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