Worlds Collide: Forcing Variation Into Training

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 24, 2016 7:20:00 AM

In the final episode of Worlds Collide, Rob Pincus introduces Rob Leatham to a shooting drill that can't be "gamed" and forces shooters to think on their feet as they engage with a set of three standing targets.

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide

It's Time To Defend Your Legacy

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

When George Washington (yes, THAT George Washington) founds your brand, you'd better be serious about defending your legacy. And we are.

Come to think of it, a good defense usually requires a strong offense, so rather than just defending the status quo of our brand, we’re always looking for ways to improve on it.

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Topics: Defend Your Legacy

#AskSpringfield: What is the best gun for concealed carry?

Posted by Jason Burton

Sep 8, 2016 10:30:00 AM

There is no single best choice to solve every concealment requirement or occasion. There are many variables that will play into exactly which gun to carry depending on the required level of concealment, mode of dress, activity level, etc.  

However, as a general rule I believe the best gun for concealment is the largest gun you can shoot effectively while still being able to have it adequately concealed. I think it is wise for folks who are serious about concealed carry to have multiple choices and here are a few of my favorites based on size:

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, First Time Gun Buyers, 1911 Handguns

Worlds Collide: Counter Sight Fixation

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 22, 2016 1:57:10 PM

It's amazing what "over thinking" can do to your accuracy. Whether you're in competition or self-defense mode, speed and accuracy are a key part of your shooting acumen. So why do we let fixating on the front sight deter both of those elements? 

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide: Training for Multiple Threats

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 16, 2016 8:16:17 AM

You've got it all under control - target is in sight, take aim and fire. However - it's not always quite that simple. What happens if another target appears that you didn't know existed? That's when all of that training you did for multiple threats should kick in.

Let's see how the Robs prepare for this scenario.

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide

Love at First Sight: The XD(M)® Competition Series 9mm

Posted by Jalise And Justine Williams

Aug 10, 2016 11:46:01 AM

We have always been fond of Springfield Armory®'s XD(M)® pistols - from the first moment we each held one, took a sight picture and fired that first shot.

All right... we're downplaying it. A lot.

Because if you've ever met us, you know how much we absolutely love our XD(M)®s.

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Topics: Competitive Shooting, First Time Gun Buyers, 1911 Handguns

Worlds Collide: Return To Alignment

Posted by Rob Leatham

Aug 9, 2016 5:14:00 PM

When you're firing rounds in rapid succession, your accuracy will be dependent on how well you can return the gun to alignment. Much too often we make it about focusing on the front sight, when it really should be about getting the gun back into alignment

That's why perfecting the timing of recoil control and returning forces is critical.  

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Glen Stilson (Independence Training) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide

Dry Fire Friday Episode 8: Drawing from Concealment

Posted by Jason Burton

Aug 5, 2016 10:10:24 AM

Here's one more thing to put on your weekend to-do list - the Dry Fire Friday drill.

Jason Burton here and I've got another drill for you concealment fans to perfect your draw stroke - so let's get started. Whether you're an IWB or appendix carry fan, the rules still apply. It's about practicing that quick fluid motion of the draw to make it a reliable and useful skill. So get your unloaded carry gun, your concealment holster, a cover garment and an empty magazine and you're ready to dry fire practice.

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Pistols & Compact Guns, First Time Gun Buyers, Dry Fire Friday, Trigger Pull

J-Squared's Shooting Journey: Breaking Barriers In Jamaica

Posted by Jaime Williams

Aug 3, 2016 11:25:58 AM

Have you ever had the opportunity to visit another country? Were you able to take your guns and ammunition to shoot a match?  If so, was it kind of a pain?

Well, it definitely isn’t when going to Jamaica - and as the Jamaicans would say, “It's no problem.”

Transporting your guns and ammo into Jamaica for a competition is pretty simple. We recently returned from Kingston, where Jalise and Justine were able to shoot an international pistol match.

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Topics: Competitive Shooting

Worlds Collide: Speed or Accuracy

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 1, 2016 10:15:41 AM

It's a tough call - when it comes to shooting, you may have to prioritize speed or accuracy. You do not however forget about the other... Take it from this episode of "Worlds Collide" - you can be speedy AND shoot right on target. 

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Glen Stilson (Independence Training) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide


Springfield Armory® recommends you seek qualified and competent training from a certified instructor prior to handling any firearm and be sure to read your owner’s manual.  These articles are considered to be suggestions and not recommendations from Springfield Armory®.