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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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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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Range Day Checklist - Everything You Need For the Best Range Outing

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM



A good day at the range can turn into an awesome day at the range with a little preparation. Packing the essentials, a few extras and having a plan will help you make the most of your time.

Good preparation requires a solid organizational effort. But if you're like us, you may find that your range bag can become cluttered and unorganized. Start each new season by cleaning out your bag. Take everything out and put back only what's necessary - in an organized manner. 

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Topics: Range Life

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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Quick Tips with Steve Tarani

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 1, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Ready for more quick tips? Our CQB expert, Steve Tarani, has two tips you can practice for close-quarters situations.

Here's what you need to know about breaking contact and changing position. 

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Quick Tips with Rob Leatham

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 1, 2018 11:25:00 AM

World champion competitive shooter Rob Leatham has a couple quick tips that you can put into practice. 

Here are two techniques you can start using today.

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Topics: Range Life

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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Worlds Collide: Transitioning Between Targets

Posted by Team Springfield

Jul 1, 2018 2:00:00 PM

It's "fire and leave" versus "I need to make sure the target is down." 

In this highly targeted episode of Worlds Collide (see what we did there), Leatham and Pincus collide on how to transition between targets.

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Topics: Video Series

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: Range Life, EDC

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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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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