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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Your Primary Every-Day Carry Accessory

Posted by Ivan Gelo

Oct 18, 2018 1:00:00 PM

 

Being gun people, in a gun culture, where a few cancerous cells can impact the masses, an every-day carry (EDC) gun is often just another accessory that we put on or take with us in our daily travels. 

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Topics: Everyday Carry

SME's 411 on the Springfield Armory 911 .380 Pistol

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 11, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Rob Leatham’s 411

As you’ve heard me say, I judge all guns by their “shoot-ability”; big, small, hi-capacity, low cap, 9mm, .45, it doesn’t matter - if I can’t hit what I need to hit, I have no use for the gun. And generally speaking, smaller pistols are not very “shootable”.

Which is why, I’m constantly surprised by how well the Springfield 911 .380 shoots.

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The Springfield Armory® 10mm XD(M)® - From Plinking to Predators

Posted by Steve Horsman

Oct 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

With Springfield Armory’s recent introduction of their 10mm 1911-style pistols, I’ve been reminiscing about my first encounter with the 10mm cartridge…

Back in the mid-1980s, I remember buying my first 10mm pistol. It was a Colt Delta Elite. As I recall, Colt was one of the only companies that had introduced a "production" 10mm semi-automatic pistol. It wasn’t the first 10mm pistol built, but it was one of the first manufacturers that actually had a production capability that was keeping up with customer demands.

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Topics: Range Life


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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