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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


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

Believe in the 9mm: 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Overlook it

Posted by Team Springfield

Mar 19, 2018 4:37:27 PM

It’s that time again—delving into the world of the “BIg 3” calibers (9mm, 40S&W, .45ACP). If you’ve been a part of firearm discussions across the web, you know the back and forth on this topic can rage on for longer than we might like to admit.

If you are a new shooter, realize that there are good points to be made on behalf of each caliber. Here are a few reasons you should be giving 9mm its fair shake.

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Topics: First Time Gun Buyers, Ammunition

Ready To Respond - The Springfield 911

Posted by Team Springfield

Jan 31, 2018 8:29:23 AM

Pocket pistols aren't for everyone. While the small size makes it great for concealing, it can often detract from the pistol's overall shootability. However, the Springfield Armory® 911 .380 was designed to remove compromise from the equation. It's small enough to fit in a pocket holster and incredibly light, but it fills the hand well, especially with the extension magazine.

But that's not all that makes this pocket pistol stand out. Here's everything else you need to know about the 911.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Personal Protection, Pistols & Compact Guns, First Time Gun Buyers, Springfield News

Worlds Collide: Equipment Differences

Posted by Team Springfield

Dec 1, 2017 9:33:49 AM

Welcome to a brand-new episode of Worlds Collide. Tune into this series for some tips and tricks from Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

In this episode, Leatham and Pincus discuss the application of tactical equipment—more specifically, the use of an optical pistol sight.

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Topics: Worlds Collide

The New SAINT™ AR-15 Pistol

Posted by Team Springfield

Nov 28, 2017 3:55:50 PM


In the LE and defensive worlds, it has often been said that, "A pistol is used to fight your way to a rifle".

The virtue of the modern duty or defensive pistol is its size and weight, which eases concealment and portability. And as good as modern ammo has become, no one would argue that a concealable pistol would be preferrable to the greater power and reach of a carbine.

So it comes down to size and weight. The SAINT Pistol offers the virtues of a compact rifle while still being classified as a pistol.

Bottom line is this: You get near-carbine performance in a much smaller package. It's not likely to replace your XD-S® or EMP® as your EDC (every day carry) but the SAINT Pistol is definitely more compact and maneuverable than your standard carbine, allowing it to be nearer to you and ready to go when a bigger rifle wouldn't.

And this is the whole appeal of the AR Pistol genre.

This new little brother in the SAINT line packs a big punch chambering the .223 / 5.56 round. As for controllability and "pointability", The SAINT Pistol allows the user to spread the handhold contact points over the longer length of the firearm. Furthermore, the shooter can enhance the speed and accuracy potential by facilitating a cheek contact point using the forearm brace.

So in the unfortunate event where you may need to fight your way to a rifle, you might instead "fight your way..." to the new SAINT™ AR-15 Pistol.

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Topics: SAINT

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®.