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

Dry Fire Friday Episode 6: Three Ready Positions

Posted by Jason Burton

Jul 22, 2016 3:03:11 PM

Welcome back - It's Dry Fire Friday.

Jason Burton is on deck in that handy video up top to offer some advice on your next go-to dry-fire drill; firing from three ready positions. Whether you're practicing for real-world scenarios in which your starting point is low ready, high ready or compressed ready, be better prepared with some dry-fire practice.

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Pistols & Compact Guns, Dry Fire Friday, Trigger Pull

Dry Fire Friday Episode 5: M1A(TM) Trigger Press

Posted by Steve Horsman

Jul 15, 2016 11:02:00 AM

It's another week-ending episode of Dry Fire Friday.

Steve Horsman here - And I'd like to walk you through a basic dry fire drill for M1A™ rifle fans. It's a fundamental drill that's good to practice before heading to the range after a short or lengthy break from shooting.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Shooting Tips, First Time Gun Buyers, Dry Fire Friday, Trigger Pull

Worlds Collide: Mastering the 1911 Grip and Fire

Posted by Team Springfield

Jul 11, 2016 1:26:44 PM

 

If you want a 1911 style pistol for personal defense, you can't go wrong with an Enhanced Micro Pistol® (EMP®) - and if you learn how to get a proper grip, you can come away from the holster ready to fire accurately and quickly.

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

Dry Fire Friday Episode 4: Slide Manipulation

Posted by Kippi Leatham

Jul 1, 2016 9:15:32 AM

The series continues with today's episode of Dry Fire Friday.

Kippi is taking us through another drill that can often trip up beginning shooters: can you effectively and safely manipulate the slide of your pistol? 

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

A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Pistol Ammo

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Jun 29, 2016 11:53:11 AM

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

The authors of the Declaration of Independence were brilliant. The wording they used was so profound that it still has a tremendous impact on our lives today.

Sure, all people were created equal - but when it comes to ammunition, not so much.

THE AMMUNITION SPREAD

As a newer shooter, choosing ammunition can be a daunting task. Full-metal jacket, ball, hollow point, wad cutter, round nose, flat point, plated, coated and the list goes on. These terms can seem pretty overwhelming, and these are just common types of pistol bullets.

So, how is a new shooter supposed to know what kind of ammunition to buy?
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Topics: Shooting Tips, First Time Gun Buyers

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

Anatomy of the Competition Draw: The Race Holster

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

May 2, 2016 12:08:02 PM

In competition mode, speed and accuracy in every aspect are paramount.  

The competition holster undeniably provides the shooter with the best opportunity for drawing the gun out of the holster and onto the target in the least amount of time. Essentially, the single most important benefit of using a competition holster is consistency. And also speed. And then there's the flexibility. Well... you get the idea. There are a lot of benefits.

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Competitive Shooting

Keep Calm and Carry On: Introducing "Anatomy of the Draw"

Posted by Rob Leatham

Apr 18, 2016 1:31:30 PM

There are a variety of factors involved when choosing a firearm - use, type, size, caliber, cost - the list goes on and on. In many circumstances, you would probably find a rifle or shotgun to be the best choice. They are the most accurate, powerful and easy to use firearms. 

The Long and Short of it

However, there are a multitude of scenarios in which the long gun is simply impossible to have at the ready. Bigger, heavier and too bulky to conceal, rifles and shotguns just don't always fit.  So, when the long gun is unsuitable, the handgun becomes the obvious and best choice. Good news is modern handguns are very powerful, reliable and accurate tools.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Personal Protection, Shooting Tips

The Case for Appendix Carry: Picking Your Carry Position

Posted by Mike Seeklander

Jul 20, 2015 11:00:32 AM

PickingYourCarryPosition

I am often asked about my handgun carry position and the reason for my choice. There are some subtle, yet important, differences in the defensive draw process versus the competitive draw process. There are several crucial steps to performing a lightning-fast concealed draw.

While drawing a handgun quickly under the stress of an attack is important, there are other critical factors in accessing your handgun. As it turns out, I covered this topic in detail in an article over on the Personal Defense Network blog.

It's an excellent primer to what this post will go over. Let's jump in. 

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Shooting Tips


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®.