NRA Gun of the Week: Armscor BBR 3.10

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posted on March 13, 2020
Armscor’s BBR 3.10 presents itself as an all-steel, sub-compact pistol modeled after the M1911 design. Featuring a 3.1” ported barrel and capacity of 10 rounds of .45 ACP, the 31-oz. semi-automatic boasts concealable capacity hard to find in the market awash with the Browning copycat designs. Standing at 4.55”-tall, the locked-breech, recoil-operated, big-bore semi-automatic BBR 3.10 feeds via double-stack single-feed flush-fit magazines.

A chemical phosphate conversion coating called Parkerizing renders the ferrous-metal frame and slide of the BBR 3.10 with a uniform, matte finish resistant to corrosion and wear while increasing surface area for lubricant to further protect the firearm. Atop the BBR’s steel slide, Armscor employs LPA for its rear MPSP2 adjustable sight, and within the front dovetail rests a serrated-post. To combat the effects of recoil from the gun’s .45 ACP chambering and diminutive size, the barrel and slide feature three ports to direct gas vertically. Additionally, machined G10 stocks and checkering along the front- and backstrap combine to improve operator purchase during range sessions.

The feature-rich BBR 3.10 was constructed to appease admirers of the modern 1911 by incorporating features top down, in and out that boost the user experience. Armscor option the 3.10 with a skeletonized hammer, textured slide-lock lever, beavertail grip safety and skeletonized trigger adjustable for over-travel allowance. Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video, above, to learn more.
 
Rock Island Armory BBR 3.10 Specifications
Manufacturer: Armscor International, Inc.
Importer: Rock Island Armory
Model: BBR 3.10
Chambering: .45 ACP
Action Type: recoil-operated, center-fire pistol
Barrel: 3.1”
Slide: steel
Frame: steel
Magazine: 10-round detachable box
Sights: screw-adjustable two-dot rear, serrated post front
Trigger: 5-lb., 11-oz. pull
Finish: Parkerized
Width: 1.5”
Weight: 31 ozs. (empty)
MSRP: $699
www.armscor.com

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Armscor BBR 3.10 pistol left-side view on white with text of make and model

Black pistol in hand with text pointing out 1.48" width of grip.

Black pistol with slide locked back showing muzzle, barrel ports, guide rod and frame on white background

Pistol in hand with text describing barrel porting near the front sight on white background.

Armscor BBR pistol in hand with left-side view of magazine release, stock panel and skeletonized trigger.

Double-stack, single-feed magazine for the .45 ACP-chambered  Armscor BBR 1911 pistol.

Man with gray hat and AR logo on white shooting range facing remote camera shooting a black-colored Armscor BBR pistol.


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