My New Backup & Dress-up Gun - the 911 .380

Posted by Steve Horsman

Sep 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

When I heard that Springfield Armory® was building a .380 caliber pistol, my first thoughts were, “This will be interesting - And I can’t wait to shoot it!“. But as I started thinking more about it, I had a lot of questions:

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No Shortcuts Taken With the Springfield Armory®  SAINT™ SBR

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Sep 7, 2018 1:00:00 PM

I really like to shoot the Springfield Armory® SAINT™ Rifles. The guns have such incredible versatility, are easy to shoot and have a wide array of applications; from competition and hunting, to self-defense, law enforcement and even military.

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Topics: Range Life

5 Tips to Up Your Skills

Posted by Steve Tarani

Sep 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

Back in my early Filipino Martial Arts training days (in edged and impact weapons), I would put in anywhere between forty to sixty hours (sometimes more) of hard skills training every week.

During that time, one of my Masters, Punong Guro Edgar Sulite (founder of the LAMECO fighting system), would always remind his committed disciples, that at any level of training, “Repetition is the mother of all skills.” 

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The Perspective Of Balance

Posted by Jason Burton

Aug 29, 2018 11:02:42 AM

Somewhere, some time ago I read or was told “Everything in moderation, nothing in excess”. The statement and its underlying sentiment has been something that has stuck with me for years, even if I didn’t always apply this principle in real life. The basic concept I get from that statement is balance.

Everything can and should have balance and recently I found myself once again contemplating the idea of balance as it relates to carry guns.

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Topics: EDC

10 Minutes of 10mm History

Posted by Rob Leatham

Aug 27, 2018 1:30:00 PM

The 10mm auto is a curious cartridge. 

Designed originally as a best-of-all-options for the defensive pistol world, it was targeted to be an all things to all people service pistol cartridge. Sort of a hybrid of the service pistol standards, .45 ACP and 9x19 rounds. The goal? To have more capacity than the .45 and be more powerful than the 9mm. 

Without completely retelling the detailed history, in the early 1970s, the late Jeff Cooper was reportedly looking for a round that combined the advantages of both velocity and momentum. The ballistics of a 200 grain .400 (10mm) diameter bullet traveling 1000 feet per second looked good to Jeff on paper.

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Topics: Range Life

Priority One With A New Concealed Carry Gun

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Aug 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Recently I had the chance to field test the new Springfield Armory® 9mm XD-S Mod.2®. I was pretty excited when I received the gun, as my 9mm XD-S® is already my go-to concealment gun. After checking out some of the cool new features, like the extended grip safety, the improved grip profile and the Pro-Glo Tritium sights, I immediately took the gun to the range.

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Self Defense Evolution - From Fists to EDC Pistols

Posted by Steve Tarani

Aug 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM

 

The demand for self-defense was born at the dawn of time when the first cave man b*****-slapped the second cave man. Ever since, we humans have scratched and clawed our way up the evolutionary ladder of personal defense tools.

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Why You May Want A Laser On Your EDC Pistol

Posted by Rob Leatham

Aug 6, 2018 11:33:57 AM

Being able to hit what you shoot at - That’s what it’s all about.

The fact that you’ve chosen to carry a firearm means you want to be prepared to protect yourself. Obviously. And good for you. However, simply having the gun isn’t enough. You need to, among other things, be ready and prepared to HIT what you are shooting at. Otherwise the resulting use of your firearm may create more problems than it solves. 

Unfortunately, and to be blunt, most concealed carriers are not skilled enough to hit what they shoot at. I know I sound pessimistic, but I have seen it for decades; Shooters who do not prepare for the realities of when, where and how real world situations occur. 

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Shooting Tips - Dry Fire Practice With Lasers - Part I

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Aug 3, 2018 3:46:39 PM

Although some people seem to disagree on whether or not a laser on a pistol is a “good” aiming device for self-defense shooting. One thing about them is undeniable; Lasers are a great training tool.

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Topics: Range Life, EDC

Quick Tips with Ivan Gelo

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 1, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Team Springfield expert Ivan Gelo, who also happens to be left-handed, has a couple tips every firearm enthusiast can put into practice.

Continue on for tips on chamber checking and a little something for the southpaws.

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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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