Concealed Carry Considerations: Why the XD-E™ May Make You An Appendix Carry Convert

Posted by Steve Horsman

Nov 16, 2017 4:39:02 PM

Back in the day, when I was a police officer, I open carried a pistol on my hip every day of my life. And since retirement, as a responsible citizen, I carry a concealed firearm everywhere I go.

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Topics: Concealed Carry

The SAINT Edge - Ready For Anything & Everything

Posted by Ivan Gelo

Nov 15, 2017 8:00:50 PM

Are you ready? The latest Springfield Armory® innovation is here ... and it's an all-new, competition-ready, LE-ready, hunting-ready SAINT - The SAINT Edge 5.56.

Drumroll, please... 

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Topics: SAINT

Worlds Collide: Toss the Timer

Posted by Team Springfield

Nov 10, 2017 8:31:00 AM


Guess who's back? It's the Robs—and another episode of Worlds Collide, the series that brings the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

In this episode Rob Leatham and Rob Pincus collide on the practicality of shooting under the pressure of a timer.

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Topics: Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide: Shooting on the Move

Posted by Team Springfield

Nov 8, 2017 1:16:13 PM


Worlds Collide has returned once again—did you miss the Robs? This series hones in on worthwhile shooting information that you can practice in your everyday (or competition life), courtesy of Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

In this episode, Rob Leatham and Rob Pincus discuss the fundamentals of shooting on the move.

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Topics: Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide: Stage vs. Simulation

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 27, 2017 8:05:42 AM


Welcome back to Worlds Collide, where two of the firearm world's best and brightest shooters, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™), take center stage with some sage wisdom for avid shooters.

In this episode, Leatham and Pincus demonstrate the differences between running a competition stage and a defensive simulation.

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Topics: World

Worlds Collide: Skill Development

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 20, 2017 1:36:36 PM


Welcome to another episode of Worlds Collide—the series that brings the winning perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

In this episode, Rob and Rob demonstrate the differences of developing skills in a competition context, versus a self-defense scenario.

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Topics: Worlds Collide

Bullet Breakdown: How Diameter, Grain and Length Factor

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 25, 2017 8:13:20 AM

Fairly new to the world of firearms and ammunition? Pistol newcomers and first-timers might have a lot of questions when it comes to factory ammunition and bullet specifications. What does caliber relate to? What does grain measurement and overall length refer to? And why do these specs matter?

Here's a breakdown of these bullet specs and what they mean for overall performance.

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Topics: First Time Gun Buyers, Accessories

4 Dry-Fire Drills to Challenge Any New Shooter

Posted by Ivan Gelo

Aug 18, 2017 8:21:14 AM

The concept of dry-fire (or for those purists out there, we can use the term dry-practice) is often dismissed by many but also inversely and unfortunately overused by others. (For example: Due to some law-enforcement (LE) agencies’ ammunition budget constraints, dry practice is often the big replacement for live fire.) In a perfect, money-is-no-object world, dry-fire should compliment as much live fire as time and funds allow.

Dry-practice should also be a fairly significant and useful portion of your training package—especially when learning a new technique or focusing on specific principals like the four below.

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Topics: Dry Fire Friday

How the Range Officer® Elite Champion™ Checks All the Right Boxes

Posted by Steve Horsman

Aug 8, 2017 4:00:35 PM

Since my retirement from law enforcement (LE), I am not required to carry a specific make or model of gun anymore. That’s a nice change for me, because my favorite pistol of all time is a full-size 1911. So when I turned in my department-issued pistol and received my official ID, indicating my LE "retirement status," I started carrying my full-size Springfield Armory® 1911 TRP™. 

It may seem odd to most, but I have grown very fond of and comfortable with the added weight of the full-size, steel-framed 1911. 

Stay tuned for how Springfield Armory®'s new Range Officer® Elite Champion™ factors into my daily-carry routine.

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Topics: 1911 Handguns

Take Aim: How to Zero in a 1911 Pistol

Posted by Rob Leatham

Jul 21, 2017 1:56:54 PM

I just got my grubby little hands on a few of the new Springfield Armory® 1911 Range Officer® (RO®) Elite pistols. (Four to be exact.) And the one that grabbed my attention first was the Target Model. Probably not a big shock to those of you who know me as a competition shooter—this pistol was designed for someone just like me.

After looking it over and admiring how well put together it is, I can't wait to see what it can do. Which means it's time to hit the range! #LetsGoShoot

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Topics: Pistols & Compact Guns


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®.