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

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

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®.