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

Hit the Range: A New Shooters Guide to Etiquette and Safety

Posted by Kippi Leatham

Mar 13, 2018 11:12:00 AM

New to shooting? Whether you're going with a friend to the range or taking a class, there are a few things you should understand before you take your first shots.  

Here are first-timer tips and best practices for firearm safety and range procedures.

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Topics: Gun Safety, Shooting Tips, First Time Gun Buyers

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

The Springfield 911: Up Front With The Backup

Posted by Ivan Gelo

Jan 25, 2018 2:24:10 PM

When I started my law enforcement career over 27 years ago, it was common to carry a backup gun in an ankle rig or some type of vest carrier holster. More often than not, the weapon of choice was a semi-automatic .380 ACP.

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Forewarned is Forearmed

Posted by Steve Tarani

Jan 19, 2018 1:45:46 PM

Living in a world where extreme physical violence can erupt at a moment’s notice, it’s important to be armed with more than only one weapon!

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The Little "pew pew" That Could: How The New 911 .380 Changed My Mind About Small Guns

Posted by Rob Leatham

Jan 11, 2018 2:14:15 PM

Finally a little gun I can wrap my mind and hands around: The Springfield Armory® 911 .380.

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Topics: Concealed Carry

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

Concealed Carry Considerations: Why the XD-E™ May Make You An Appendix Carry Convert

Posted by Steve Horsman

Nov 16, 2017 4:39:02 PM

Back in the day, when I was a police officer, I open carried a pistol on my hip every day of my life. And since retirement, as a responsible citizen, I carry a concealed firearm everywhere I go.

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Topics: Concealed Carry

The SAINT Edge - Ready For Anything & Everything

Posted by Ivan Gelo

Nov 15, 2017 8:00:50 PM

Are you ready? The latest Springfield Armory® innovation is here ... and it's an all-new, competition-ready, LE-ready, hunting-ready SAINT - The SAINT Edge 5.56.

Drumroll, please... 

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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®.