Springfield Armory Statement Regarding Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB1657)

Posted by Team Springfield

May 1, 2017 5:23:00 PM

Springfield Armory has always fought hand-in-hand with the NRA, NSSF, ISRA and many others for legislation that fiercely protects the Second Amendment, individual rights and the industry as a whole. Our fight continues today as some members of the Illinois legislature are pushing to overregulate the industry through Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB1657). 

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Springfield Armory® XD-E™ - The Hammer Reinvented

Posted by Team Springfield

Apr 28, 2017 1:34:24 PM

Sometimes a hammer is the perfect tool for the job. 

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Topics: Polymer Handguns

4 Springfield Models To Fill Any 1911 Fan's Wishlist

Posted by Team Springfield

Apr 20, 2017 11:41:21 AM

Are you a beginning shooter thinking about jumping into the vast world of 1911s? Or a long-time collector ready to add another single stack "investment" to your firearm vault? It can be hard to choose a new 1911 with all the options out there; from completely customized, luxury models to stripped down basic versions and everything in between.

At Springfield Armory®, we take great pride in all of our firearms, but if you're in the market for a new single stack, we think you should consider one of the four 1911s below, as they offer the variety, function and reliability for a range of needs and uses.

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Topics: First Time Gun Buyers

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

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®.