Advantages to Competing With Your Carry Gun

Posted by Ivan Gelo

Jan 7, 2019 3:09:00 PM

When I began my life of daily carry almost 30 years ago, I carried what was approved and available. My respect of the .45 ACP round goes this far back, as that is when I chose to purchase a single stack .45 ACP as the handgun which would reside in my holster. I actually opted out of the .357 revolver that was department issued at the time.

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Topics: Competitive Shooting, Everyday Carry

M14s and M1As - From Magazine Dreaming to Camp Perry Competing

Posted by Steve Horsman

Dec 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM

M14S AND M1AS - FROM MAGAZINE DREAMING TO CAMP PERRY COMPETING (1)

My first memories that took me down the path of firearms and shooting came in the 1970s. I remember looking at old gun magazines, specifically Guns and Ammo, all of the time. Most of those magazines were dated from the late 60s through the mid to late 70s.  #CollectorItems

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Topics: Range Life

Chasing Time

Posted by Steve Tarani

Dec 21, 2018 3:10:00 PM

As a sworn deputy and later a federal employee, it was incumbent upon those of us carrying firearms to qualify with those weapons, meeting the minimum standard as set by that agency or department.

Technically speaking, you could squeak by your in-service qualification with a barely-passing score. However, to the rest of the team you’d be considered a second-rate schmuck if you didn’t hit close to that perfect score. The boys might let you slide if you were down one or two points, but any more than that was considered pedestrian, and you’d pay the price of choking on a giant mouthful of humble pie.

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Topics: Range Life, Defensive Tactics

Range Fun With an XD(M) OSP & a Suppressor - A Regular Shooter's Rundown

Posted by Tom "Regular Shooter" Leatham

Dec 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

There are certainly more-qualified people than I to write about the merits of red dots and suppressors for tactical, self -defense and competition applications. I’m really just not all that tactical or competitive. What I can do is chime in on how much of a blast suppressors can be for anyone who enjoys shooting at any level. #RegularShooter 

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Topics: Range Life

Springfield Armory® SAINT™ Edge Pistol -- The Holy Grail of AR Platforms?

Posted by Ivan Gelo

Dec 7, 2018 4:07:35 PM

A few decades ago, law enforcement "specialized units" began the transition from the 9mm subgun to the more-effective .223 / 5.56 weapon systems. My first select-fire 5.56 system was a 16-inch barreled rifle, which transitioned over the years to a few different, shorter 10-to-11.5-inch barreled AR systems.

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Topics: Range Life

Consistency Is King

Posted by Steve Tarani

Nov 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Finding yourself right smack in the middle of harm’s way can give pause even to the hardest of the hard. However, chance favors the prepared

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Topics: Everyday Carry

4 1911s That Belong in Your Collection - #RobsFavorites

Posted by Team Springfield

Nov 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Every respectable gun enthusiast needs a collection of 1911 pistols. Not only is it a significantly important, historic gun, it is a still-relevant high performance design. Few things last as long as the 1911.  Fewer still are classic designs that keep up with or exceed more-recent models.

Since its development by John Browning in the early 1900s, it has been utilized by our US Military for World Wars, by LE agencies for protection of the people, by civilians for personal and home defense and recreation, and by competitors, both amateur and professional, in shooting competitions throughout the globe.  

But there are so many options - how does one choose?

Well let us help. We've created a small sampling of a few of #RobsFavorites -- Four 1911s that are definitely collection worthy and more importantly, shooting worthy.  

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Friends Helping Friends - Buying Your First Concealment Pistol

Posted by Steve Horsman

Nov 8, 2018 1:00:00 PM

I am often asked by family and friends, to recommend or suggest a first firearm. And while I am honored and privileged to be trusted enough to be helping, I usually respond by asking, “What are you going to be doing with the gun?” The reasons for my question are several. And that usually provokes some soul-searching and additional thought by the person I'm helping.  

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Topics: Everyday Carry

First Responder Realities

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Nov 2, 2018 1:00:00 PM

No doubt - there are more frequent reports of criminals attacking citizens. It has become more commonplace at big events or where large groups of people gather together. These environments make easy targets for the criminals.

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Cut Your Reaction Time (UHR)

Posted by Steve Tarani

Oct 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The martial arts offer an age-old perspective on something critically important to your shooting performance – reaction time. Employing a punch, a round kick, an edged weapon or a firearm in self-defense means that you’re reacting to a rapid and dynamic escalation of force. Your objective is to stop or gain control of that escalation. The single most important factor in meeting that objective is time.

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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®.

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