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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The TRP™ 10mm 6" - An Enhanced Configuration

Posted by Jason Burton

Sep 21, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Accuracy. Power. Speed.

For as long as there has been shooting, whether it be for hunting, self defense, sport, or any other reason, these three aspects have embodied an idea of balance. This saying has literally become iconic, not only is it an apt description of key shooting aspects that most are trying to equalize, but it is constantly applicable across all manner of shooting.

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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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No Shortcuts Taken With the Springfield Armory®  SAINT™ SBR

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Sep 7, 2018 1:00:00 PM

I really like to shoot the Springfield Armory® SAINT™ Rifles. The guns have such incredible versatility, are easy to shoot and have a wide array of applications; from competition and hunting, to self-defense, law enforcement and even military.

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Topics: Range Life

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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The Perspective Of Balance

Posted by Jason Burton

Aug 29, 2018 11:02:42 AM

Somewhere, some time ago I read or was told “Everything in moderation, nothing in excess”. The statement and its underlying sentiment has been something that has stuck with me for years, even if I didn’t always apply this principle in real life. The basic concept I get from that statement is balance.

Everything can and should have balance and recently I found myself once again contemplating the idea of balance as it relates to carry guns.

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Topics: Everyday Carry

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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Self Defense Evolution - From Fists to EDC Pistols

Posted by Steve Tarani

Aug 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM

 

The demand for self-defense was born at the dawn of time when the first cave man b*****-slapped the second cave man. Ever since, we humans have scratched and clawed our way up the evolutionary ladder of personal defense tools.

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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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