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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Why You May Want A Laser On Your EDC Pistol

Posted by Rob Leatham

Aug 6, 2018 11:33:57 AM

Being able to hit what you shoot at - That’s what it’s all about.

The fact that you’ve chosen to carry a firearm means you want to be prepared to protect yourself. Obviously. And good for you. However, simply having the gun isn’t enough. You need to, among other things, be ready and prepared to HIT what you are shooting at. Otherwise the resulting use of your firearm may create more problems than it solves. 

Unfortunately, and to be blunt, most concealed carriers are not skilled enough to hit what they shoot at. I know I sound pessimistic, but I have seen it for decades; Shooters who do not prepare for the realities of when, where and how real world situations occur. 

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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, EDC

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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Quick Tips with Rob Leatham

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 1, 2018 11:25:00 AM

World champion competitive shooter Rob Leatham has a couple quick tips that you can put into practice. 

Here are two techniques you can start using today.

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Topics: Range Life

3 Quick and Compact Drills For Your Sub-Compact Carry Gun

Posted by Ivan Gelo

Jul 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM

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6 Ways to Customize your Daily-Carry 1911

Posted by Team Springfield

Jul 3, 2018 1:00:00 PM

A 1911 can make for a reliable and concealable daily-carry pistol, thanks to its slim design. The EMP® Concealed Carry Contour is designed specifically for concealed carry. However, many people love to tinker and fine-tune their 1911 handgun to better fit their preferences. 

If you feel the desire to personalize, here are several options to pursue.

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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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