6 Mistakes New Competitive Shooters Often Make

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 24, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Competitive shooting is a sport, and just like any other competition, it takes practice to succeed. While you can’t expect to be professional from the start, you can avoid common mistakes to ensure you get the most out of your practice sessions and training. 

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The History of Competitive Shooting

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 20, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Competitive shooting is one of the most decorated Olympic sports for U.S. athletes. Starting with early spear competitions many centuries ago and culminating in today’s successful national teams, competitive shooting has made a name for itself over the past few decades. Though competitive shooting has been around since the 10th  century, marksmanship has become more sophisticated over time.

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7 Items Every Competitive Shooter Needs

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM

While your success as a competitive shooter is directly related to your skill level and amount of preparation, you can be greatly aided or hindered by bringing along the right tools, equipment, and accessories. Sadly, it’s something that many talented shooters forget about.

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How to Mentally Prepare for Competitive Shooting

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 13, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Competitive shooting requires an immense amount of preparation and practice. While much of that preparation is physical, there should also be an appropriate amount of mental preparedness.

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Competitive Shooting: a Sport for All

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Competitive shooting is one of the fastest growing and most popular sports in the United States today. Part of its popularity is its accessibility to athletes of all levels, including people who are disabled. Paralympic shooting first became a medal sport at the 1976 Toronto games and has since developed into one of the premier events of the Paralympics.

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5 Tips for Competitive Shooters

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 26, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Participants in competitive shooting events are serious about their sport, which takes a great deal of training, practice and expertise. If you are just getting started in competitive shooting, this post will provide a number of tips to help you gain an edge over fellow participants. 

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Choosing the Best Firearm for Competitive Shooting

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 22, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Getting started in competitive shooting is easy, as it does not require much special equipment. What you do need is the right firearm. In the spirit of education, we have provided several tips for choosing the best possible firearm for competitive shooting. 

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How to Get Started in Competitive Shooting

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Competitive shooting is a sport that has grown rapidly in the past several decades. It’s also a great way for shooters of all skill levels to practice, learn new techniques, and improve their skills. Three of the most popular competitive shooting sports are the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), and the Steel Challenge.

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Competitive Shooting Tips for Beginners

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 2, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Are you a recreational shooter who wants to learn more about getting into the competitive side of the sport? Have you never shot a handgun in your life but want to learn how? As most pros will tell you, entering a competitive shooting match takes as much bravery as it does skill. When first contemplating the idea of competitive shooting, consider these tips to make sure you enjoy the sport to the fullest.

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4 Recreational Shooting Activities You Need to Try

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 28, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Most of the time, discussions about firearms are focused on safety, precision, laws and the ongoing debate over handgun rights. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget there are fun reasons to own and shoot a handgun as well. Even competitive shooters might want to learn more about ways they can enjoy lighter shooting activities. There are a number of recreational shooting opportunities out there for both individuals and families.

Sporting Clays 

Sporting clays are a great way to practice shooting in the field. Participants shoot clay targets that duplicate game birds’ flight paths, including flushing, crossing and more. These events often take place across several acres, and are a great opportunity for shooters to use their best custom handguns or rifles.

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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®.