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 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

Concealed Carry Considerations: Why the XD-E™ May Make You An Appendix Carry Convert

Posted by Steve Horsman

Nov 16, 2017 4:39:02 PM

Back in the day, when I was a police officer, I open carried a pistol on my hip every day of my life. And since retirement, as a responsible citizen, I carry a concealed firearm everywhere I go.

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Topics: Concealed Carry

#AskSpringfield: What is the best gun for concealed carry?

Posted by Jason Burton

Sep 8, 2016 10:30:00 AM

There is no single best choice to solve every concealment requirement or occasion. There are many variables that will play into exactly which gun to carry depending on the required level of concealment, mode of dress, activity level, etc.  

However, as a general rule I believe the best gun for concealment is the largest gun you can shoot effectively while still being able to have it adequately concealed. I think it is wise for folks who are serious about concealed carry to have multiple choices and here are a few of my favorites based on size:

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, First Time Gun Buyers, 1911 Handguns

Concealment Considerations: Choosing Your Carry Method

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Jul 13, 2016 2:21:25 PM

Choosing how to carry your concealed pistol is kind of like choosing a favorite movie. There are certainly a number of movies that could be your favorite and many reasons why you might pick that movie. Your buddy also has a favorite and can tell you all the reasons that his movie is better than yours.

This is exactly how the discussion on the best way to carry a concealed pistol goes. Person A likes this or that, while Person B does not agree with Person A’s logic and prefers something completely different. 

Carrying your pistol concealed is definitely not a one-size-fits-all decision.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Anatomy of the Draw

Carrying Concealed: Changes You Can Expect to Your Lifestyle

Posted by Jason Burton

Jun 6, 2016 12:06:55 PM

On my 21st birthday, the prospects of being able to finally purchase alcohol weren't nearly as interesting to me as my ability to now acquire a concealed pistol license (CPL) and carry a handgun on a daily basis.

So a couple of weeks after I turned 21, I received my CPL and strapped on my carry pistol.

At the time, it was a compact stainless steel 9mm. It didn’t take long for me to realize that, despite having been raised with guns and literally shooting my whole life, I knew nothing about carrying a concealed handgun for self-defense on a day-to-day basis. 

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Personal Protection

Anatomy of the Concealed Draw: The IWB Holster

Posted by Jason Burton

Apr 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

When it comes to drawing a handgun that is carried in a concealed format, a friend of mine has a saying: “The fastest draw stroke in the world is a gun that’s in your hand when the fight starts.” 

This of course leads us to the heart of the matter, which is, "How exactly do we get the pistol out of our concealed holster and onto the target?"

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Topics: Gun Safety, Concealed Carry

Free E-Book Download: Anatomy of a CCW Draw

Posted by Team Springfield

Apr 21, 2016 10:31:30 AM

When and where legal, there are many positives to carrying a pistol concealed. Chief among them is the lowered visibility to the outside world. The whole point of concealed carry is to be discreetly armed.

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Topics: Concealed Carry

Keep Calm and Carry On: Introducing "Anatomy of the Draw"

Posted by Rob Leatham

Apr 18, 2016 1:31:30 PM

There are a variety of factors involved when choosing a firearm - use, type, size, caliber, cost - the list goes on and on. In many circumstances, you would probably find a rifle or shotgun to be the best choice. They are the most accurate, powerful and easy to use firearms. 

The Long and Short of it

However, there are a multitude of scenarios in which the long gun is simply impossible to have at the ready. Bigger, heavier and too bulky to conceal, rifles and shotguns just don't always fit.  So, when the long gun is unsuitable, the handgun becomes the obvious and best choice. Good news is modern handguns are very powerful, reliable and accurate tools.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Personal Protection, Shooting Tips

New for 2016: FDE Enters the World of the XD® Mod.2™ Sub-Compact

Posted by Team Springfield

Jan 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM

The Mod.2™ is getting a fresh coat of paint.

With the release of the new Flat Dark Earth (FDE) color option, customers can now choose from three different finishes in the Springfield Armory® XD® Mod.2™ Sub-Compact line.

The XD® Mod.2™ was originally available with a black polymer frame paired with either a Melonite® or stainless steel slide.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Polymer Handguns

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®.