6 Ways to Customize your Daily-Carry 1911

Posted by Team Springfield

Jul 3, 2018 1:00:00 PM

A 1911 can make for a reliable and concealable daily-carry pistol, thanks to its slim design. The EMP® Concealed Carry Contour is designed specifically for concealed carry. However, many people love to tinker and fine-tune their 1911 handgun to better fit their preferences. 

If you feel the desire to personalize, here are several options to pursue.

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Topics: 1911 Handguns

A Guide to Sub-Compact Pistols: What to Look For

Posted by Team Springfield

Jun 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Compact and sub-compact pistols make for great everyday-carry (EDC) handguns. Some are small enough that they can fit in your pocket with no visible signs. They can also be fun on the range, but the specialty of these small handguns is concealability.

With that in mind, here are a few things to look for in a sub-compact pistol.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Pistols & Compact Guns

XD Mod.2: Breaking Down Your Options

Posted by Team Springfield

Jun 19, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Polymer pistols are everywhere—which one is best for you? That's a great question, but one only you can answer.

We can help you decide by breaking down the options in our XD® Mod.2™ family tree.

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Topics: 1911 Handguns

Take The Curve

Posted by Steve Tarani

Jun 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

When it comes to personal protection against an active threat, having a defensive action plan is not a luxury but a necessity. The advantage of such a plan is:

  • You’re not waiting around to be caught in the middle of an attack
  • You are not forced to come up with a solution on the fly
  • You have a widened scope of awareness prior to an attack

Your intent should always be to predict or prevent your involvement in any violent physical threat. However, if you have no choice but to engage a threat, you must consider your response options based on realistic expectations.

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Topics: Personal Protection

The Best 9MM Caliber Pistols for Range Day

Posted by Springfield Armory

Jun 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Time to hit the range again. If you’ve got a stack of 9MM ammo burning a hole in your man cave, consider taking any of these excellent Springfield 9MM handguns out for day of practice.

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The Guide to Traveling with an AR-15

Posted by Steve Horsman

Jun 5, 2018 1:00:00 PM

One question that I see frequently on the Internet and in forum chat rooms has to do with flying with firearms. Whether you are traveling domestically with a handgun or a long gun, following the guidelines set forth by the individual airline and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is of the utmost importance. 

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SAINT™ VS M1A™: The Rifle Rumble

Posted by Team Springfield

May 29, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Today we're pitting a couple of tried-and-true rifles against one another. Between these two noble contenders, we have the SAINT™—based on the beloved and widely used AR-style rifle—and the M1A™—an evolution of the classic M1 Garand.

Which rifle best suits your shooting wants and needs? Let's rumble.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles

Have an edge at your next rifle match

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

May 15, 2018 1:00:00 PM


One of the greatest benefits about writing these blogs and being involved with Springfield Armory® is that occasionally they will send new products to experiment with before they are released. Normally this process is relatively secretive - if a product has not been released, it CAN'T be shown to the general public.

Also, the secret product may not be in the final stage of development. I have a lot of respect for this process and I'm very careful to make sure I don’t do anything to violate their trust. 

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Topics: Competitive Shooting, Range Report, SAINT

Scout Squad vs Standard: Picking the Right M1A

Posted by Team Springfield

May 8, 2018 3:00:00 PM

If you’re a fan of rifles then certainly you’ve heard of the M1A™. The original military version, the M14 is a descendent of the infamous M1 Garand and predecessor to the M16. Whether you’re looking for a model close to the original design or something with a modern twist, the Springfield Armory® M1A™ family has a rifle for you. Two viable options are the Standard M1A™ and the M1A™ Scout Squad™.

Here's what you need to know in order to make the right decision.

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.300 Blackout - Take The Plunge

Posted by Steve Horsman

May 1, 2018 9:51:50 AM

Historically, I have been hesitant to jump on the bandwagon of newly introduced cartridges.  I am  already heavily invested in several pistol and rifle calibers. When a new caliber comes out, I usually wait to see how it’s received and if it’s going to stick around. So when the .300 Blackout made its appearance several years ago, I took the “wait and see” approach.   

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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®.