Recommendations, Rules and Essential Skills for All New Shooters

Posted by Kippi Leatham

Mar 23, 2017 3:47:38 PM

I wasn’t introduced to firearms until I was 23 years young. But even as a new shooter, I always viewed my pistol as another tool in my toolbox of life skills. It’s a piece of equipment, like my 9 iron, that I want to have the utmost ability and confidence with when it comes to taking that shot, whether onto the green of the first hole or to knock down that 25-yard steel pepper popper during an IPSC World Championship.

Learning to shoot pistols and getting into competitions completely changed my life for the better. 

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Topics: Shooting Tips, First Time Gun Buyers

Mastering Grip: 5 Ways you're holding your Gun wrong

Posted by Team Springfield

Feb 23, 2017 10:30:00 AM


It's show and tell time.

We asked Team Springfield™ shooters to assemble some of their go-to tips to benefit the fans out there looking for some pro advice.  The first topic we threw out to them was the art of the grip. Let's dive in.

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Topics: Shooting Tips

Worlds Collide: Forcing Variation Into Training

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 24, 2016 7:20:00 AM

In the final episode of Worlds Collide, Rob Pincus introduces Rob Leatham to a shooting drill that can't be "gamed" and forces shooters to think on their feet as they engage with a set of three standing targets.

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide: Counter Sight Fixation

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 22, 2016 1:57:10 PM

It's amazing what "over thinking" can do to your accuracy. Whether you're in competition or self-defense mode, speed and accuracy are a key part of your shooting acumen. So why do we let fixating on the front sight deter both of those elements? 

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide: Training for Multiple Threats

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 16, 2016 8:16:17 AM

You've got it all under control - target is in sight, take aim and fire. However - it's not always quite that simple. What happens if another target appears that you didn't know existed? That's when all of that training you did for multiple threats should kick in.

Let's see how the Robs prepare for this scenario.

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide: Return To Alignment

Posted by Rob Leatham

Aug 9, 2016 5:14:00 PM

When you're firing rounds in rapid succession, your accuracy will be dependent on how well you can return the gun to alignment. Much too often we make it about focusing on the front sight, when it really should be about getting the gun back into alignment

That's why perfecting the timing of recoil control and returning forces is critical.  

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Glen Stilson (Independence Training) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide

Dry Fire Friday Episode 8: Drawing from Concealment

Posted by Jason Burton

Aug 5, 2016 10:10:24 AM

Here's one more thing to put on your weekend to-do list - the Dry Fire Friday drill.

Jason Burton here and I've got another drill for you concealment fans to perfect your draw stroke - so let's get started. Whether you're an IWB or appendix carry fan, the rules still apply. It's about practicing that quick fluid motion of the draw to make it a reliable and useful skill. So get your unloaded carry gun, your concealment holster, a cover garment and an empty magazine and you're ready to dry fire practice.

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Pistols & Compact Guns, First Time Gun Buyers, Dry Fire Friday, Trigger Pull

Worlds Collide: Speed or Accuracy

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 1, 2016 10:15:41 AM

It's a tough call - when it comes to shooting, you may have to prioritize speed or accuracy. You do not however forget about the other... Take it from this episode of "Worlds Collide" - you can be speedy AND shoot right on target. 

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Glen Stilson (Independence Training) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide

Dry Fire Friday Episode 7: Reloading from Concealment

Posted by Jason Burton

Jul 29, 2016 2:43:37 PM

Hello there, Armory fans - It's Dry Fire Friday.

Jason Burton is locked and (un)loaded to offer up this week's dry-fire drill for your practice and perfecting - slide lock reloads from concealment. All you'll need to get started is an empty magazine in the gun and a spare magazine or two with dummy rounds in your pocket. Don't forget - emphasis on "empty" and "dummy".

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Pistols & Compact Guns, First Time Gun Buyers, Dry Fire Friday, Trigger Pull

Worlds Collide: The Myth of the 'Perfect Stance'

Posted by Team Springfield

Jul 25, 2016 11:00:00 AM

We all strive for perfection - but sometimes perfection is not possible. When it comes to shooting stance, a scenario will often force you to use an "imperfect" stance. So how do you train so you can still make your hits?  

Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Worlds Collide


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®.