The Springfield Armory® 10mm XD(M)® - From Plinking to Predators

Posted by Steve Horsman

Oct 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

With Springfield Armory’s recent introduction of their 10mm 1911-style pistols, I’ve been reminiscing about my first encounter with the 10mm cartridge…

Back in the mid-1980s, I remember buying my first 10mm pistol. It was a Colt Delta Elite. As I recall, Colt was one of the only companies that had introduced a "production" 10mm semi-automatic pistol. It wasn’t the first 10mm pistol built, but it was one of the first manufacturers that actually had a production capability that was keeping up with customer demands.

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Topics: Range Life

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

When Small Is All...

Posted by Steve Tarani

Sep 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Why carry a .380 when you can carry a .45 or even a 9mm pistol? Looking at it from the opposite end of the spectrum, why carry a .45 when you can carry a .50 caliber handgun? Why carry a pistol when you can carry a rifle?

It all filters down to personal decision based on deference to why and how you carry a gun. Further introspection should draw your attention to three important defensive carry factors that you’ve got to consider:

  1. Accessibility
  2. Concealability
  3. Personal Comfort
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My New Backup & Dress-up Gun - the 911 .380

Posted by Steve Horsman

Sep 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

When I heard that Springfield Armory® was building a .380 caliber pistol, my first thoughts were, “This will be interesting - And I can’t wait to shoot it!“. But as I started thinking more about it, I had a lot of questions:

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5 Tips to Up Your Skills

Posted by Steve Tarani

Sep 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

Back in my early Filipino Martial Arts training days (in edged and impact weapons), I would put in anywhere between forty to sixty hours (sometimes more) of hard skills training every week.

During that time, one of my Masters, Punong Guro Edgar Sulite (founder of the LAMECO fighting system), would always remind his committed disciples, that at any level of training, “Repetition is the mother of all skills.” 

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10 Minutes of 10mm History

Posted by Rob Leatham

Aug 27, 2018 1:30:00 PM

The 10mm auto is a curious cartridge. 

Designed originally as a best-of-all-options for the defensive pistol world, it was targeted to be an all things to all people service pistol cartridge. Sort of a hybrid of the service pistol standards, .45 ACP and 9x19 rounds. The goal? To have more capacity than the .45 and be more powerful than the 9mm. 

Without completely retelling the detailed history, in the early 1970s, the late Jeff Cooper was reportedly looking for a round that combined the advantages of both velocity and momentum. The ballistics of a 200 grain .400 (10mm) diameter bullet traveling 1000 feet per second looked good to Jeff on paper.

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Topics: Range Life

Priority One With A New Concealed Carry Gun

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Aug 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Recently I had the chance to field test the new Springfield Armory® 9mm XD-S Mod.2®. I was pretty excited when I received the gun, as my 9mm XD-S® is already my go-to concealment gun. After checking out some of the cool new features, like the extended grip safety, the improved grip profile and the Pro-Glo Tritium sights, I immediately took the gun to the range.

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Shooting Tips - Dry Fire Practice With Lasers - Part I

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Aug 3, 2018 3:46:39 PM

Although some people seem to disagree on whether or not a laser on a pistol is a “good” aiming device for self-defense shooting. One thing about them is undeniable; Lasers are a great training tool.

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Topics: Range Life, Everyday Carry

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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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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