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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

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

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

Posted by Team Springfield

Apr 27, 2018 1:00:00 PM


SHORT LONG-GUN HISTORY

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®.