Why I Choose To Carry A Full Size 1911

Posted by Jason Burton

Jun 9, 2015 8:38:00 AM

There are plenty factors that play into the decision of what pistol to use as an everyday carry gun.

After carrying a pistol in one form or another for the last 17+ years, one thing I can conclude is that a full-size 1911 is one of the easiest pistols to carry in a concealed format… at least for me.

With all the various options, formats, and configurations available, people still ask me why I continue to choose a full-sized 1911 over other popular sizes.

For me, it’s a pretty easy answer that can be broken down into three basic parts: carryability, reliability and shootability. 

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Personal Protection

Why I Choose To Purse Carry

Posted by Kippi Leatham

May 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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To quote Robert Heinlein: An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life”.

In my lifetime, I have always tried to carry myself well and when CCW permits became available in my state of residence, I also began carrying myself well-armed.

I firmly believe that a community where citizens are armed and legally able to carry a firearm is a safer place to live.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Tips for Women

Range Report - Springfield Armory® MC 1911 Operator

Posted by Rob Leatham

May 5, 2015 10:13:00 AM

To me, the 1911 is the best handgun design of all time. 

The new Springfield Armory® MC 1911 Operator® is the epitome of a multi-use, heavy duty 1911 pistol. It has all the features you need and is improved with a trick set of G10 grips and our new OCTO-GRIP™ scalloping pattern on the front strap. 

Equipped with our loaded package of high visibility self illuminated night sights, ambidextrous thumb safety, speed trigger, hammer and beavertail style grip safety, it may be the perfect tactical .45 ACP pistol.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Pistols & Compact Guns, Range Report

Testing the XD® Mod.2™ .45ACP - Range Report

Posted by Rob Leatham

Mar 5, 2015 9:14:00 AM

GripZone™.

That's the most important thing you need to know about Springfield Armory®'s new XD Mod.2 3.3" Sub-Compact .45ACP Pistol.  

We took it for a spin last week and let me summarize by saying that in addition to the outstanding ergonomic experience, this pistol boasts some great sights and a darn good trigger pull. 

When it comes to subcompact pistols chambered for higher caliber rounds like .45ACP, its important to remember that how a pistol feels in your hand is more than a matter of comfort. Your grip determines how well a pistol points as well as your control over it when it pushes and lifts throughout recoil. 

A good firm “grasping” of the handgun is essential but the texturing and shape of the grip will contribute greatly to a shooters control. 

That's where GripZone™ shines. 

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Pistols & Compact Guns, Range Report

6 Factors to Consider for Concealed Carry Small Handguns

Posted by Team Springfield

Dec 12, 2014 9:00:00 AM

More people than ever are getting permits for concealed carry. Concealed carry firearms offer personal protection. Whether it’s for CCW purposes or simply personal preference, small handguns offer a number of unique advantages. However, be careful when shopping around. There are some things you’ll definitely want to consider before purchasing a small handgun.

 

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Topics: Concealed Carry

Do You Have the Right CCW Accessories?

Posted by Team Springfield

Nov 14, 2014 12:02:28 PM

Next time you're at the firing range, take a look around. You'll notice a lot of regulars have modified firearms with a variety of accessories. If you're looking to accessorize similarly, keep in mind some accessories are superfluous. Some, however, will greatly enhance your ability to properly use your CCW. The challenge is determining which is which.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Accessories

5 Tips to Avoid Printing with Your Concealed Carry

Posted by Team Springfield

Nov 10, 2014 8:30:00 AM

The word “printing” has a whole different meaning for those with a concealed carry permit. It’s one of the major mistakes you want to avoid and can land you in some pretty sticky situations if you fail to follow certain practices. Instead of taking a “let’s see what happens” approach, it’s best to spend time practicing specific forms and techniques.

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Topics: Concealed Carry

Best Concealed Carry Tips for Women

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 31, 2014 9:00:00 AM

As an increasing number of women choose to carry concealed handguns, many run into the challenge of exactly how to carry it. Some women who wear dresses or typical office attire worry about wearing a bulky holster or appearing out of place. The good news is that there are options for women interested in carrying a concealed firearm. Here are a few tips: 

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Tips for Women

4 Helpful Concealed Carry Tips for Women

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 22, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Both men and women can benefit from having a conceal carry permit. However, being licensed is only valuable if you know how to properly conceal and use your firearm in a time of need.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Tips for Women

Understanding Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 10, 2014 9:00:00 AM

 Whether you travel frequently or live near a state border, it’s important to understand the rules surrounding whether your concealed carry permit allows you to move freely between states. In the industry, this is known as reciprocity, and is a topic that should be carefully researched by everyone with a permit.

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Topics: Concealed Carry


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®.