Compact and sub-compact pistols make for great everyday-carry (EDC) handguns. Some are small enough that they can fit in your pocket with no visible signs. They can also be fun on the range, but the specialty of these small handguns is concealability.
With that in mind, here are a few things to look for in a sub-compact pistol.
If you've been looking around for a new concealed carry pistol, you probably haven't had trouble finding options and availability. Even within the Springfield Armory® product lines, there are an abundance of 1911s and a large selection of polymer handguns from which to pick. If you're still feeling undecided, here’s a pointer—check out our XD(M)® series and what we think are a few good reasons to carry an XD(M)®.
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.
I just got my grubby little hands on a few of the new Springfield Armory® 1911 Range Officer® (RO®) Elite pistols. (Four to be exact.) And the one that grabbed my attention first was the Target Model. Probably not a big shock to those of you who know me as a competition shooter—this pistol was designed for someone just like me.
After looking it over and admiring how well put together it is, I can't wait to see what it can do. Which means it's time to hit the range! #LetsGoShoot
Did you make a New Year's resolution to expand your Springfield Armory® arsenal this year? Well, you won’t have to wait long to fulfill that resolution, as we have several new options you can get your hands on.
Here are six new-for-2017 Springfield products shipping right now.
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:
Here's one more thing to put on your weekend to-do list - theDry Fire Friday drill.
Jason Burton here and I've got another drill for you concealment fans to perfect your draw stroke - so let's get started. Whether you're an IWB or appendix carry fan, the rules still apply. It's about practicing that quick fluid motion of the draw to make it a reliable and useful skill. So get your unloaded carry gun, your concealment holster, a cover garment and an empty magazine and you're ready to dry fire practice.
Jason Burton is locked and (un)loaded to offer up this week's dry-fire drill for your practice and perfecting - slide lock reloads from concealment. All you'll need to get started is an empty magazine in the gun and a spare magazine or two with dummy rounds in your pocket. Don't forget - emphasis on "empty" and "dummy".
Jason Burton is on deck in that handy video up top to offer some advice on your next go-to dry-fire drill; firing from three ready positions. Whether you're practicing for real-world scenarios in which your starting point is low ready, high ready or compressed ready, be better prepared with some dry-fire practice.
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®.