Have an edge at your next rifle match

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

May 15, 2018 1:00:00 PM


One of the greatest benefits about writing these blogs and being involved with Springfield Armory® is that occasionally they will send new products to experiment with before they are released. Normally this process is relatively secretive - if a product has not been released, it CAN'T be shown to the general public.

Also, the secret product may not be in the final stage of development. I have a lot of respect for this process and I'm very careful to make sure I don’t do anything to violate their trust. 

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Topics: Competitive Shooting, Range Report, SAINT

The CMP M1A™ Match: An Annual Springfield Tradition

Posted by Team Springfield

Mar 17, 2017 4:04:41 PM

Do you love the M1A™? It’s a classic battle rifle that’s served in the U.S. Armed Forces as the M14 and can still be seen in service, albeit in a limited role. It first entered service in 1957 and was standard-issue from 1959 to 1970. In fact, this year is the 60th anniversary of the M14's entry into service.

In honor of this rifle, over the past 11 years, Springfield Armory® has sponsored the M1A™ Match at Camp Perry.

Not familiar with the match? We spoke with Springfield’s Facilities Manager Mike Doy to give us some background and details on this decade-old tradition.

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Topics: Competitive Shooting, Springfield News

Love at First Sight: The XD(M)® Competition Series 9mm

Posted by Jalise And Justine Williams

Aug 10, 2016 11:46:01 AM

We have always been fond of Springfield Armory®'s XD(M)® pistols - from the first moment we each held one, took a sight picture and fired that first shot.

All right... we're downplaying it. A lot.

Because if you've ever met us, you know how much we absolutely love our XD(M)®s.

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Topics: Competitive Shooting, First Time Gun Buyers, 1911 Handguns

J-Squared's Shooting Journey: Breaking Barriers In Jamaica

Posted by Jaime Williams

Aug 3, 2016 11:25:58 AM

Have you ever had the opportunity to visit another country? Were you able to take your guns and ammunition to shoot a match?  If so, was it kind of a pain?

Well, it definitely isn’t when going to Jamaica - and as the Jamaicans would say, “It's no problem.”

Transporting your guns and ammo into Jamaica for a competition is pretty simple. We recently returned from Kingston, where Jalise and Justine were able to shoot an international pistol match.

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Topics: Competitive Shooting

The Williams Sisters: A Sizable Impact on the Competition Circuit

Posted by Team Springfield

Jun 22, 2016 11:29:46 AM

Who can outdraw Team Springfield™ Captain Rob Leatham? Two young ladies, that’s who. At least they beat him on occasion and probably because he’s giving them plenty of tips.

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Topics: Gun Shows, Competitive Shooting

Anatomy of the Competition Draw: The Race Holster

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

May 2, 2016 12:08:02 PM

In competition mode, speed and accuracy in every aspect are paramount.  

The competition holster undeniably provides the shooter with the best opportunity for drawing the gun out of the holster and onto the target in the least amount of time. Essentially, the single most important benefit of using a competition holster is consistency. And also speed. And then there's the flexibility. Well... you get the idea. There are a lot of benefits.

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Competitive Shooting

6 Tips To Getting A Better Grip On Your Gun

Posted by Rob Leatham

Apr 2, 2015 9:26:00 AM

One of the most poorly understood elements of handgun control is how to grip your pistol.

A lot of people struggle to properly position the gun in their hand. There are varying opinions on how much effort, or gripping pressure to use and how to maintain that pressure. 

Today we're going to outline how to improve your grip and control over a firearm. 

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

Improve Your Trigger Pull with These 6 Tips

Posted by Rob Leatham

Mar 10, 2015 12:12:11 PM


One of the most important aspects of firing accuracy is the trigger pull. Your ability to perfect this area of shooting will improve your performance faster than any other skill.

Consider the following tips for bettering your trigger pull technique. 

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Topics: Shooting Tips, Competitive Shooting, Recreational Shooting, First Time Gun Buyers

Your Guide to 3-Gun Competitive Shooting

Posted by Team Springfield

Dec 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Competitive shooting has grown as a sport. Once, these competitions only involved shooting at stationary targets at your own pace. Today, there are a wide variety of competitive shooting events involving speed, timing, movement and agility, making competitive shooting more exciting than ever. The competitive shooting world is also one of the most accessible sports for beginners. With the right instruction and dedication, anybody can shoot. There are so many different events within the world of competitive shooting it can be difficult for beginners to pick one to focus on. While everyone has their own preferences and styles, 3-gun competitions are becoming the preferred choice for many.

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Topics: Competitive Shooting

6 Tips for Choosing the Right Competitive Shooting Instructor

Posted by Team Springfield

Dec 1, 2014 9:00:00 AM

For seasoned professionals and beginners alike, the assistance and coaching of a competitive shooting instructor can help immensely. An objective analysis of your shooting abilities can greatly increase your growth as a shooter. If you’ve never had an instructor or are looking to switch things up, here are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind:


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Topics: Competitive Shooting

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®.