5 SAINT™ Features That Would Please Any AR15 Enthusiast

Posted by Team Springfield

Mar 30, 2017 2:43:00 PM

The AR platform has a strong following that continues to grow, and there's no shortage of AR rifles to choose from. The SAINT™ has been built with that in mind and comes standard with a few enhancements that many owners might otherwise choose to upgrade after purchase.

Let's take a look at a few of these upgrade options.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles

Recommendations, Rules and Essential Skills for All New Shooters

Posted by Kippi Leatham

Mar 23, 2017 3:47:38 PM

I wasn’t introduced to firearms until I was 23 years young. But even as a new shooter, I always viewed my pistol as another tool in my toolbox of life skills. It’s a piece of equipment, like my 9 iron, that I want to have the utmost ability and confidence with when it comes to taking that shot, whether onto the green of the first hole or to knock down that 25-yard steel pepper popper during an IPSC World Championship.

Learning to shoot pistols and getting into competitions completely changed my life for the better. 

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Topics: Shooting Tips, First Time Gun Buyers

The CMP M1A™ Match: An Annual Springfield Tradition

Posted by Team Springfield

Mar 17, 2017 4:04:41 PM

Do you love the M1A™? It’s a classic battle rifle that’s served in the U.S. Armed Forces as the M14 and can still be seen in service, albeit in a limited role. It first entered service in 1957 and was standard-issue from 1959 to 1970. In fact, this year is the 60th anniversary of the M14's entry into service.

In honor of this rifle, over the past 11 years, Springfield Armory® has sponsored the M1A™ Match at Camp Perry.

Not familiar with the match? We spoke with Springfield’s Facilities Manager Mike Doy to give us some background and details on this decade-old tradition.

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Topics: Competitive Shooting, Springfield News

3 Easy Dry Fire Drills to Do at Home

Posted by Team Springfield

Mar 10, 2017 8:13:24 AM

Do harsh winter conditions or a full schedule keep you from getting to the shooting range as often as you'd prefer? For us too, but that shouldn't mean you can't get in a little practicing. Dry fire practice can be an important (and better yet, inexpensive) part of your training. And it's convenient because you can do it in the comfort of your own home.

As always, unload the firearm (check and double check to ensure it's unloaded) and remove all ammo and distractions from the room. Close your curtains, and get to work! It's easy and useful to log some practice reps by dry firing.

Here are a few drills to get you started.

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Topics: Dry Fire Friday

Team Springfield's™ Williams Sisters Become USPSA Certified Range Officers

Posted by Team Springfield

Mar 8, 2017 4:00:00 PM

The action shooting sports would not and could not exist without the countless volunteers that organize and run the matches; most importantly, the range officers. 

The United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA - www.uspsa.org) created the
US National Range Officers Institute (NROI - www.uspsa.org/nroi-uspsa.php) to establish a standard for USPSA members wishing to become match officials.

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Shooting Range Etiquette 101: The Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Team Springfield

Mar 2, 2017 8:39:46 AM

So you just bought your first pistol and cannot wait to get some rounds down range?  Congratulations - welcome to the exciting, wonderful world of firearms and shooting!  If you're like most of us, though, you probably don't have your own private land to shoot on, which means you will definitely be heading to a range on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of stories out there about poor shooting-range conduct. When range rules get broken, it's usually because of the lack of education and the lack of practice of proper techniques.  

So we're here to help you avoid being "that person" - the unsafe and disruptive shooter at the range.

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Topics: Gun Safety

Mastering Grip: 5 Ways you're holding your Gun wrong

Posted by Team Springfield

Feb 23, 2017 10:30:00 AM

It's show and tell time.

We asked Team Springfield™ shooters to assemble some of their go-to tips to benefit the fans out there looking for some pro advice.  The first topic we threw out to them was the art of the grip. Let's dive in.

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Topics: Shooting Tips

Ultimate Gear Package Giveaway

Posted by Team Springfield

Feb 20, 2017 4:30:28 PM

Are you game for a truly epic opportunity to win the Ultimate Gear Package Giveaway? How epic? How about $9,607.11 worth of guns, gear, accessories, training, clothing, and ammo? It can all be yours by entering here. Better yet, you can improve your chances of winning by telling a few friends.

Springfield Armory® has teamed up with the cream of the crop companies in the shooting industry to bring you a prize package that’s, well, a veritable palooza of gear. If you win, get ready, because you’ll have guns, lights, lasers, custom components for your new Springfield Armory® SAINT™ rifle, a Cannon Premium safe for all your new stuff, targets, tactical clothing, training, and even ammunition.

Want to know what you can win? Hold on to your shorts, or tactical kilt if that’s how you roll, grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable. It’s going to take you a while to read through this massive prize list. 

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Topics: giveaway

4 Valentine's Day Ideas for the Couple That Loves Guns

Posted by Team Springfield

Feb 13, 2017 1:21:31 PM

Valentine's Day is nearly here, and if you still need some ideas for this year's outing, we happen to have a few. If you and your significant other love firearms or maybe you’re looking to make the introduction official, check out these sweet potential Valentine's Day gifts and dates.

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Topics: Recreational Shooting

Picking an XD®: Weighing Your Pistol Options

Posted by Team Springfield

Feb 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Some of the most popular and trusted pistols on the market can be found among our various XD® line-ups. Whether you want high-capacity, concealability, something competition-worthy or all of the above, you can find it in an XD®.

Here are a few great options to get you started.

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Topics: Polymer Handguns

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®.