How to Evaluate and Choose the Right Pistol

Posted by Rob Leatham

Oct 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM


If you’re a gun collector or enthusiast like I am, you know that picking the best firearm to meet your particular needs can be a difficult process to wade through.

When you pit two or more potential models against each other, what should you look for?

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Topics: Pistols & Compact Guns

DUEL 3, Week 4: Prize Report

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Nearly $43,000 in Prizes, Firearms in the Mix

DUEL 3 is still going strong in week four, with more valuable prize packages than any week prior. This week brigns even more opportunities to win Springfield Armory® firearms and packages from our sponsors, so take a shot at winning by voting up to once an hour at This week's head-to-head duel is between the 1911 LB Operator® .45ACP and the 1911 MC Operator® .45ACP.
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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Accessories, Promotions

Range Report - XD® Mod.2™ 4" Service Model

Posted by Rob Leatham

Sep 8, 2015 5:27:00 AM

You knew it was coming...

And here it is - the all-new XD® Mod.2™ 4” Service Model with GripZone®! Hot on the heels of the 3” Sub-Compact Mod.2™, the Service Model chambers the increasingly popular 9x19mm cartridge and utilizes the same 16-round magazine as standard XD® models.

And just like its little brother, the "New Guy" gets the new Mod.2 look and feel.

 Let's check out the slide assembly. 

  • Fiber-optic front sight - easy visibility in any ambient light condition
  • XD(M)®-style, high-visibility combat rear sight
  • Slim, narrow slide
  • Built-in, Posi-wedge cocking serrations
Loaded-chamber indicator
  • Striker-position indicator

So that's the top half of the story - what about the frame?

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Topics: Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Range Report

Gear Up & Go: Get Rewarded for Your Next Handgun Purchase

Posted by Team Springfield

Sep 2, 2015 8:26:05 AM

Reward yourself now through the end of 2015

Springfield Armory ® has launched its latest promotion, “Gear Up & Go,” running Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2015. The promotion incentivizes new purchases of several lines of Springfield Armory ® handguns throughout the four-month period.  If you're a fan, this is the time to buy.
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Topics: Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Accessories, Promotions

DUEL 3 - Week 1: Prize Report

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 28, 2015 10:23:00 AM

More Than $16,000 in Prizes, Firearms At Stake. 

The first week of DUEL 3 officially kicks off Sept. 1.
Once DUEL is live, go to to vote on the duel between XD® 3” Sub-Compact .45ACP and XD® Mod.2™ 3” Sub-Compact 9mm. Each vote enters you to win the corresponding daily prize packages listed below as well as the one of the weekly DUEL firearms. 
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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Accessories, Promotions

DUEL 3 Announcement: Prizes Brought to You By...

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 24, 2015 10:06:30 AM

More Than $132,000 in Prizes at Stake. Don't Miss Out.

Starting Sept. 1, Springfield Armory ® 's very own DUEL 3 is arriving. And along with it comes a host of industry-leading sponsors who are bringing prize packages all September long, not to mention more than 125 firearms from Springfield Armory® up for grabs.

How it Works

First, register. Then, participants vote throughout the month on head-to-head matchups between Springfield Armory ® firearms for chances to win more than $132,000 in daily and weekly prize promotions, as well as one big grand-prize package.
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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Accessories, Promotions

DUEL 3 Promotion Coming Soon

Posted by Team Springfield

Aug 19, 2015 2:31:00 PM

Over $130,000 in Prizes and 125+ Firearms Up for Grabs.

The DUEL promotion you know and love has returned. Starting Sept. 1, one of the shooting industry’s largest gun and gear promotions of its kind will launch, bringing with it incredible prize packages from some of the best manufacturers in the industry and loads of Springfield Armory® firearms for the winning.
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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Accessories, Promotions

Midsize Face Off: 1911 Range Officer® Champion™ vs. XD-S® 4.0"

Posted by Rob Leatham

Jul 9, 2015 8:10:00 AM


What do you think of when you hear the term “midsize?”

My personal definition? It’s larger than the smallest and smaller than the largest. Yeah, I know it’s a smarty-pants answer. But it is a good way to define it.

Midsize pistols are among the most popular in the handgun market because they offer a greater range of versatility than either full-size or sub-compacts. But since there are so many midsize pistols from which to choose, you have to base your purchase decision on what you want to use your pistol for

To illustrate this point, let me show you how I evaluate two of Springfield Armory®'s flagship midsize pistols in a head-to-head comparison. 

The two pistols that I'll compare are the 1911 Range Officer® (RO) Champion™ and the XD-S® 4.0" pistol

Here are the major considerations I will use to evaluate these models. They may differ from yours:

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Topics: Pistols & Compact Guns, First Time Gun Buyers

June New Product Recap: Threaded Barrels & Flat Dark Earth

Posted by Team Springfield

Jun 30, 2015 8:40:00 AM


It's been a busy month at Springfield Armory® — have you heard what's new?

Between the suppressor-ready threaded barrel pistols and enough FDE (Flat Dark Earth) to satisfy any professional shooter or military operator, June brought a virtual storm of new products available for order.

Not to mention that XD-S® Single Stack Summer has officially launched! Customers that pick up a new pistol in the XD-S® product line between June 1 - Aug. 31, 2015, can redeem their purchase to get a free magazine package valued at $150.

Let's dive into what was announced this month. 

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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns

First Suppressions: Shooting An XD(M)® Threaded Barrel Pistol

Posted by Steve Horsman

Jun 16, 2015 7:00:00 AM


The threaded barrel is a game-changer for suppressor fans.

I’m no expert when it comes to suppressors, although I did help select 100 suppressors for the police department patrol rifle program for which I instruct. I also have a few of them for my own rifles.

They are a ton of fun to shoot. And it has to be said – there’s something great about being on the range and not having to wear ear protection.

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Topics: Pistols & Compact Guns, 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®.