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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SBR Episode III: Springfield's SAINT™ and SAINT™ Edge Short-Barreled Rifles

Posted by Rob Leatham

Apr 29, 2018 1:00:00 PM

In our SBREpisode I: Short Barreled Rifles - A Short Crash Course blog, we outlined a brief history of rifle development and touched on the U.S. National Firearms Act (NFA) and NFA Firearms.

In SBR Episdode II: Short Barreled Rifles - Worth the Work, we discussed the pros and cons of an SBR and why we think it’s worth the investment - the process, wait and cost involved to become a legal SBR owner. 

And in this blog, SBR Episode III, we will introduce you to the very cool specifics of the Springfield Armory® Short-Barreled Rifles - the SAINT™ and the SAINT™ Edge.   

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SBR Episode II: Short-Barreled Rifles - Worth The Work

Posted by Rob Leatham

Apr 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM

In our SBR Episode I: Short Barreled Rifles - A Short Crash Course blog, we outlined a super-condensed history of rifle development and touched on the U.S. National Firearms Act (NFA) and NFA Firearms. 

In part 2 of our SBR series, we are going to talk about the pros and cons of an SBR and why we think it’s worth the work and investment - the process, the wait and cost involved to become a legal SBR owner. 

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SBR Episode I: Short-Barreled Rifles - A Short Crash Course

Posted by Team Springfield

Apr 27, 2018 1:00:00 PM


In the early days of firearms development (beginning of the 15th century), the [extremely condensed and incomplete] discovery / invention timeline looked something like this:

  • Matchlock
  • Rifling
  • Wheel lock
  • Flintlock
  • Pin-fire
  • Rimfire
  • Centerfire
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7 Concealed Carry Pistols You Need To Check Out

Posted by Team Springfield

Apr 24, 2018 9:11:30 AM

Are you considering concealed carry for the first time? Or maybe you're shopping around for another concealable pistol to add to your collection?

Whatever the case, here are seven potential pistols to consider for your ideal everyday carry (EDC) firearm.

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Topics: Concealed Carry

Why You Should Have an AR-15 for Home Defense

Posted by Team Springfield

Apr 17, 2018 8:37:45 AM

Good news is, a relatively small percentage of people will experience a home invasion during their lifetime.

Bad news is, unless you possess the ability to see into the future, you won't know if you are one of them until it happens.

If you're reading this, then you've probably already had that realization and have decided to equip yourself for home defense.  #BePrepared

Many law abiding gun owners will advocate hard for using a pistol vs. a rifle for home defense. We suggest going to the range yourself and putting the two to the test. Once you've put in some trigger time and are familiar with the operations of both weapons, your home defense pistol and an AR-15 rifle, put yourself on a timer and keep score. You might just surprise yourself at how well you perform with the AR.

Having said that, here are a few reasons you should consider selecting an AR-15 to defend your legacy.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Carrying an XD(M)®

Posted by Team Springfield

Apr 5, 2018 11:44:09 AM

If you've been looking around for a new concealed carry pistol, you probably haven't had trouble finding options and availability. Even within the Springfield Armory® product lines, there are an abundance of 1911s and a large selection of polymer handguns from which to pick. If you're still feeling undecided, here’s a pointer—check out our XD(M)® series and what we think are a few good reasons to carry an XD(M)®.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Pistols & Compact Guns

9mm vs. .45ACP: The Ultimate Caliber Conundrum

Posted by Team Springfield

Mar 27, 2018 9:14:43 AM


And here we go again ... you already know that you can’t go wrong with either of these classic calibers. But it’s a debate that continues to create controversy among shooting enthusiasts everywhere. Each round has its pros and cons when compared, yet each remains a staple among firearm fans. 

Read on for not just some of the same old argument (there's some of that), but considerations from our Team Springfield SMEs on which caliber may be the best for you.

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Topics: Personal Protection, Ammunition

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®.