Dry Fire Friday Episode 3: Pistol Manipulation

Posted by Kippi Leatham

Jun 24, 2016 11:15:04 AM

Here we are with Episode 3 of our new video series, Dry Fire Friday.

Today's drill gets you back to basics: how precise is your initial grip from a tabletop position? 

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Topics: Shooting Tips, First Time Gun Buyers, Dry Fire Friday

Midsize Face Off: 1911 Range Officer® Champion™ vs. XD-S® 4.0"

Posted by Rob Leatham

Jul 9, 2015 8:10:00 AM

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What do you think of when you hear the term “midsize?”

My personal definition? It’s larger than the smallest and smaller than the largest. Yeah, I know it’s a smarty-pants answer. But it is a good way to define it.

Midsize pistols are among the most popular in the handgun market because they offer a greater range of versatility than either full-size or sub-compacts. But since there are so many midsize pistols from which to choose, you have to base your purchase decision on what you want to use your pistol for

To illustrate this point, let me show you how I evaluate two of Springfield Armory®'s flagship midsize pistols in a head-to-head comparison. 

The two pistols that I'll compare are the 1911 Range Officer® (RO) Champion™ and the XD-S® 4.0" pistol

Here are the major considerations I will use to evaluate these models. They may differ from yours:

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Topics: Pistols & Compact Guns, First Time Gun Buyers

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


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®.