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

Dry Fire Friday Episode 7: Reloading from Concealment

Posted by Jason Burton

Jul 29, 2016 2:43:37 PM

Hello there, Armory fans - It's Dry Fire Friday.

Jason Burton is locked and (un)loaded to offer up this week's dry-fire drill for your practice and perfecting - slide lock reloads from concealment. All you'll need to get started is an empty magazine in the gun and a spare magazine or two with dummy rounds in your pocket. Don't forget - emphasis on "empty" and "dummy".

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

Worlds Collide: The Myth of the 'Perfect Stance'

Posted by Team Springfield

Jul 25, 2016 11:00:00 AM

We all strive for perfection - but sometimes perfection is not possible. When it comes to shooting stance, a scenario will often force you to use an "imperfect" stance. So how do you train so you can still make your hits?  

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

Dry Fire Friday Episode 6: Three Ready Positions

Posted by Jason Burton

Jul 22, 2016 3:03:11 PM

Welcome back - It's Dry Fire Friday.

Jason Burton is on deck in that handy video up top to offer some advice on your next go-to dry-fire drill; firing from three ready positions. Whether you're practicing for real-world scenarios in which your starting point is low ready, high ready or compressed ready, be better prepared with some dry-fire practice.

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Pistols & Compact Guns, Dry Fire Friday, Trigger Pull


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