6 Tips To Getting A Better Grip On Your Gun

Posted by Rob Leatham

Apr 2, 2015 9:26:00 AM

One of the most poorly understood elements of handgun control is how to grip your pistol.

A lot of people struggle to properly position the gun in their hand. There are varying opinions on how much effort, or gripping pressure to use and how to maintain that pressure. 

Today we're going to outline how to improve your grip and control over a firearm. 

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Competitive Shooting, First Time Gun Buyers

Improve Your Trigger Pull with These 6 Tips

Posted by Rob Leatham

Mar 10, 2015 12:12:11 PM

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One of the most important aspects of firing accuracy is the trigger pull. Your ability to perfect this area of shooting will improve your performance faster than any other skill.

Consider the following tips for bettering your trigger pull technique. 

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Competitive Shooting, Recreational Shooting, First Time Gun Buyers

4 Firearm Rules You Should Know

Posted by Team Springfield

Dec 22, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Firearm safety is the single most important aspect of ownership and operation. Whether you, your spouse, your roommate, or your friends own firearms, it’s crucial you spend time perfecting the following safety tips yourself. These four firearm rules are most important when first learning to operate a firearm.

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Topics: First Time Gun Buyers

4 Bad Habits for Firearm Beginners to Avoid

Posted by Team Springfield

Nov 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

As a new firearm owner, it's important to learn proper use of your firearm. Learning the correct way to grip and use your firearm from the start helps you avoid developing bad habits, some of which can even be unsafe. A little education and training from the start go a long way to making a newbie into a good shot. Read on for some common firing mistakes and how to avoid them.

 

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Topics: Shooting Tips, First Time Gun Buyers

5 Mistakes First-Time Firearm Owners Make

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 27, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Anytime you buy something unfamiliar, there is a bit of a learning curve that comes with it. This is certainly true for your first firearm, which must be operated and used with care. While it is important to discuss what you should do, there is also some value in discussing what not to do.

 

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Topics: First Time Gun Buyers

A Beginners Guide to Dry Firing: Is it Okay?

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM

For years, people were told to avoid dry firing, but have the critics changed their tune? Some say there is significant benefit to dry firing, especially for new firearm owners. Let’s take a look at this interesting debate and why it matters.

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Topics: First Time Gun Buyers

Protect Your Ears When Firing

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 3, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Much like you should never drive without a seat belt, you should always consider personal safety when buying a firearm. For your hearing, it’s important to consider proper ear protection when planning a live fire session.

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Topics: First Time Gun Buyers

Handgun Maintenance: 7 Steps to Easy Cleaning

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 22, 2014 9:00:00 AM

As with anything that requires ongoing maintenance and upkeep, handguns require cleaning from time to time. For those who have never cleaned a firearm on their own, the process demands careful preparation and attention to detail to ensure cleaning is performed safely and properly.

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Topics: First Time Gun Buyers

6 Must-Have Handgun Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 10, 2014 9:00:00 AM

When buying your first handgun, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the sheer number and types of accessories available, from holsters to cases to safety gear. At Springfield Armory®, we love to help first-time firearm buyers know exactly what accessories they need to buy before a purchase. That’s why we make it a point to mention things most first-time handgun owners don’t automatically think of when deciding what to buy. 

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Topics: First Time Gun Buyers

Choosing the Right Ammunition

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM

When buying a handgun, first-time buyers might not know which ammunition to choose, as a wide variety is available. The various types of ammunition include ball, wadcutter, jacketed-soft point, jacketed-hollow points and round-nosed lead bullets. Always refer to your manufacturer-provided owner’s manual for ammunition requirements. To best understand which is right for you, each type should be fully dissected, including weighing the pros and cons of why one might be better for novice firearm owners as compared to another. Additionally, it is important to consider how much ammunition to buy, which varies depending on your intentions for the handgun and how often you intend to practice at a range.

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Topics: First Time Gun Buyers


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®.