In 1905, two Englishmen named Roy Squires and William Bingham put up a photo print shop and merchandising firm in the Philippines. The company established was called Squires, Bingham & Co.
Squires and Bingham eventually expanded their business to general trading; importing and retailing motorcycles and sporting goods - including firearms and ammunition. By the 1930's, Squires Bingham Co. had become popularly associated with sporting guns. In 1941, the store - referred to as the "Sportsmen's Headquarters" - found a new owner in Celso S. Tuason. Unfortunately, just four months after he purchased the store, World War II broke out and Japan invaded the Philippines! Naturally, the invaders first order of business, much to dismay of Don Celso, was to confiscate all the firearms in his store. After World War II, due to foreign exchange controls, Don Celso Tuason decided to venture into manufacturing. He focused on the most popular and profitable item in the store - firearms and ammunition.
In the mid-1960's, Don Celson Tuason decided that it was time to turn over the management of the Company to his three sons - Bolo, Butch and Conkoy. In 1980, Squires Bingham Co., Inc. became the holding company of the Celso S. Tuason family and their varied business interests. Don Celso's eldest son, Demetrio "Bolo" Tuason, was chosen to be the Chairman and President of the manufacturing company for firearms and ammunition. Thus, Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) was born.
Worldwide, ARMSCOR delivers the best value in firearm and ammunition products. Such a statement can only be made by a company dedicated in making high quality firearms and ammunition.
The manufacturing of our firearms involves precision investment casting using ordnance steel; the exacting accuracy of Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machinery; and craftsmanship.
Quality and craftsmanship have been the keystones of a long standing tradition in the Tuason family, which for over three generations, has been involved in the manufacture of firearms and ammunition.
At ARMSCOR, quality makes the difference. It's our way of life.