Finally a little gun I can wrap my mind and hands around: The Springfield Armory® 911 .380.
Jan 11, 2018 2:14:15 PM
Topics: Concealed Carry
Jul 21, 2017 1:56:54 PM
I just got my grubby little hands on a few of the new Springfield Armory® 1911 Range Officer® (RO®) Elite pistols. (Four to be exact.) And the one that grabbed my attention first was the Target Model. Probably not a big shock to those of you who know me as a competition shooter—this pistol was designed for someone just like me.
After looking it over and admiring how well put together it is, I can't wait to see what it can do. Which means it's time to hit the range! #LetsGoShoot
Topics: Pistols & Compact Guns
Aug 9, 2016 5:14:00 PM
When you're firing rounds in rapid succession, your accuracy will be dependent on how well you can return the gun to alignment. Much too often we make it about focusing on the front sight, when it really should be about getting the gun back into alignment.
That's why perfecting the timing of recoil control and returning forces is critical.
Welcome to "Worlds Collide," bringing together the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Glen Stilson (Independence Training) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).
Jun 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM
We're back for Episode 2 of our new video series, Dry Fire Friday.
Today's topic takes last week's trigger-pull exercise to the next level: can you do it in a quarter-second?
Jun 10, 2016 9:28:32 AM
In this series, we'll explore fundamental drills, tips and ideas on how you can improve your gun-handling skills. All of the drills will be with an unloaded gun and no ammunition, which is what dry fire means, so you will never have to leave home to practice!
Apr 18, 2016 1:31:30 PM
There are a variety of factors involved when choosing a firearm - use, type, size, caliber, cost - the list goes on and on. In many circumstances, you would probably find a rifle or shotgun to be the best choice. They are the most accurate, powerful and easy to use firearms.
However, there are a multitude of scenarios in which the long gun is simply impossible to have at the ready. Bigger, heavier and too bulky to conceal, rifles and shotguns just don't always fit. So, when the long gun is unsuitable, the handgun becomes the obvious and best choice. Good news is modern handguns are very powerful, reliable and accurate tools.
Mar 9, 2016 12:00:00 PM
First things first - a Springfield terminology lesson.
Springfield Range Officer® - a 1911 with a minimalist modification package offering basic features for competition.
Springfield Operator® - a firearm featuring a frame designed with integral accessory rail, allowing mounting of lights, lasers, etc.
Springfield Range Officer® Operator® - a 2016 new product and my new base 1911 gun for competition.
Topics: 1911 Handguns
Mar 3, 2016 2:13:00 PM
I have proudly been a member of Springfield Armory®'s shooting team for several decades now. Over the years, I have seen many, many shooters come through our program. Some have gone on to become great champions and are still close, personal friends.
Great competitors like Brian Enos, Doug Koenig, Alan Fulford and so many others - all were at one point Team Springfield™ shooters. Sadly, Alan is gone now, but Dougie and Brian are two of the best shooters of all time and still my good buds.
But it isn't just the winning they have done that makes them special. It is something much more than that. Something called character. Character sets champions apart from winners.
And I'm happy to announce that we have a couple more "characters" joining our team.
Jan 21, 2016 5:30:00 AM
As a competition shooter, I always want to know how well a gun will function in a performance environment. Sure, self-defense and daily-carry use are also performance-intensive, but where I need most of my guns to excel is in a controlled, scored, organized, competition environment.
That’s how I measure performance.
Topics: Polymer Handguns
Jan 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM
If you love the look of stainless firearms and the tarnish- and rust-resistant features of stainless steel, the finish is now readily available in the Springfield Armory® 1911 Range Officer® (RO) pistol line.
Topics: 1911 Handguns
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®.