Wear the Armory: Springfield Apparel You Need This Winter

Posted by Team Springfield

Dec 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Now that the colder months are upon us it’s time to break out the heavy artillery - in the form of some Springfield Armory® apparel, that is. Thankfully we have you covered with plenty of outerwear to show your Springfield fandom.

Here are five excellent options to get for yourself or gift to someone else.

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Topics: Accessories

10 Stocking Stuffers for the Firearm Fans on Your List

Posted by Team Springfield

Dec 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Need some extra items to fill out your gift-giving quota this year? If you've got some firearm fans on your shopping list you've got some options. Get some awesome Springfield Armory® odds and ends for the Springfield fans on your list.

Check out these 10 items you can pick up right from the Springfield Armory® store.

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Topics: Accessories

5 Pieces of Firearm Gear to Pick Up This Holiday Season

Posted by Team Springfield

Dec 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We all love our favorite Springfield Armory® firearms, but this holiday season is the perfect time to stock up on the necessary gear purchases you’ve been putting off. You know you have room for some spare mags, a holster or two and a refill on cleaning supplies. (And even if you’re short on space, you can pick up a range bag or backpack to help you out.)

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Topics: Accessories

Thinking (and Practicing) Outside of the box - Defensive Handgun Deployment

Posted by Mike Seeklander

Dec 7, 2015 4:15:23 PM


Train wrong, and you will do wrong. Period.

In terms of defensive handgun deployment, getting the handgun into the fight - if you are unlucky enough to find yourself in one - is key to your survival. The problem is, most of us (yes, even including me at times in the past) are practicing techniques that might not meet the “stimulus/response” test.

The great benefit of practice is that it makes you better at what you practice. The downside to practice is that it makes you better at what you practice.

Read those last two sentences again.

You will perform like you practice because of a process called myelination (Google it). We write programs in our brains by doing something repetitively. The problem is that the program we write might not be the one we want to run in certain circumstances. A skill program is technically not possible to delete once it's been built, even if it was incorrect.

We want to make sure to write the correct program, and stimulus/response is part of this equation.

So how does this relate to defensive handgun deployment?

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Personal Protection, Accessories

DUEL 3, Week 4: Prize Report

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Nearly $43,000 in Prizes, Firearms in the Mix

DUEL 3 is still going strong in week four, with more valuable prize packages than any week prior. This week brigns even more opportunities to win Springfield Armory® firearms and packages from our sponsors, so take a shot at winning by voting up to once an hour at DUEL.Springfield-Armory.com. This week's head-to-head duel is between the 1911 LB Operator® .45ACP and the 1911 MC Operator® .45ACP.
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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Accessories, Promotions

Gear Up & Go: Get Rewarded for Your Next Handgun Purchase

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 2, 2015 8:26:05 AM

Reward yourself now through the end of 2015

Springfield Armory ® has launched its latest promotion, “Gear Up & Go,” running Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2015. The promotion incentivizes new purchases of several lines of Springfield Armory ® handguns throughout the four-month period.  If you're a fan, this is the time to buy.
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Topics: Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Accessories, Promotions

DUEL 3 - Week 1: Prize Report

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 28, 2015 10:23:00 AM

More Than $16,000 in Prizes, Firearms At Stake. 

The first week of DUEL 3 officially kicks off Sept. 1.
Once DUEL is live, go to DUEL.Springfield-Armory.com to vote on the duel between XD® 3” Sub-Compact .45ACP and XD® Mod.2™ 3” Sub-Compact 9mm. Each vote enters you to win the corresponding daily prize packages listed below as well as the one of the weekly DUEL firearms. 
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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Accessories, Promotions

DUEL 3 Announcement: Prizes Brought to You By...

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 24, 2015 10:06:30 AM

More Than $132,000 in Prizes at Stake. Don't Miss Out.

Starting Sept. 1, Springfield Armory ® 's very own DUEL 3 is arriving. And along with it comes a host of industry-leading sponsors who are bringing prize packages all September long, not to mention more than 125 firearms from Springfield Armory® up for grabs.

How it Works

First, register. Then, participants vote throughout the month on head-to-head matchups between Springfield Armory ® firearms for chances to win more than $132,000 in daily and weekly prize promotions, as well as one big grand-prize package.
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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Accessories, Promotions

DUEL 3 Promotion Coming Soon

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 19, 2015 2:31:00 PM

Over $130,000 in Prizes and 125+ Firearms Up for Grabs.

The DUEL promotion you know and love has returned. Starting Sept. 1, one of the shooting industry’s largest gun and gear promotions of its kind will launch, bringing with it incredible prize packages from some of the best manufacturers in the industry and loads of Springfield Armory® firearms for the winning.
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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Accessories, Promotions

5 Ways to Accessorize and Customize Your Tactical Rifle

Posted by Team Springfield

Dec 3, 2014 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to your tactical rifle, make sure you’re taking advantage of all its capabilities. A tactical rifle fresh out of the box isn't reaching its full potential. Instead of relying on the factory components, have you ever considered accessorizing it? Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to customize your tactical rifle to make it the envy of your friends. 

  1. Bipods. A tactical rifle isn't an easy firearm to operate. It requires extensive training and experience to properly use. There are some accessories to expedite this process, leading to better accuracy more quickly. One of these is a bipod. Bipods enhance both accuracy and safety when firing a tactical rifle. Bipods reduce kickback, which is very helpful for a tactical rifle. They come in fixed position, as well as with swivel capabilities.
  2. Grips. Your tactical rifle should be comfortable to hold. The factory grips most tactical rifles come with tend to be sharp and bulky, not ideal for your focus, aim, or accuracy. What's more, people who use their tactical rifles often can develop hand and wrist trouble from using a bad grip. A custom grip is a great solution. You will notice improved accuracy over time with a customized tactical rifle grip.
  3. Suppressors. The sound and recoil of a tactical rifle can be extreme. Even with high quality noise-canceling headphones, the shot from a tactical rifle can be unpleasant and even hazardous to your hearing. Suppressors are excellent accessories that cut down on the noise from a shot. They also reduce recoil, making your tactical rifle safer. Aim and accuracy remain excellent with suppressors. Suppressors are illegal in some areas so be sure to check your local laws.
  4. Slings. Tactical rifles are heavy. Having a reliable method of carrying them to distribute their weight properly makes practicing much easier, and saves your back from strain. A good sling comes with a shoulder pad and adjustable capabilities, so you can change the length. This allows you to carry the tactical rifle loosely or tightly against your body. Slings are typically highly affordable.
  5. Backup sights. In this day and age, most shooters outfit their rifle with an optical sight of some type. A very popular and possibly useful accessory to that aiming system is a backup sight. In case the primary aiming device becomes inoperable, you will then be able to maintain use of the rifle with backup sights. Unlike the movies, you’re not going to be able to hit things if you don’t accurately aim at them, so having a backup to the optics is a smart move.
    Tactical rifles have endless options for customization. Explore to find out how you can expand your tactical rifle's capabilities. The best ideas are sometimes the ones that haven’t been thought of yet.

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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®.