The Springfield Armory® 10mm XD(M)® - From Plinking to Predators

Posted by Steve Horsman

Oct 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

With Springfield Armory’s recent introduction of their 10mm 1911-style pistols, I’ve been reminiscing about my first encounter with the 10mm cartridge…

Back in the mid-1980s, I remember buying my first 10mm pistol. It was a Colt Delta Elite. As I recall, Colt was one of the only companies that had introduced a "production" 10mm semi-automatic pistol. It wasn’t the first 10mm pistol built, but it was one of the first manufacturers that actually had a production capability that was keeping up with customer demands.

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Topics: Range Life

Range Day Checklist - Everything You Need For the Best Range Outing

Posted by Team Springfield

Oct 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM



A good day at the range can turn into an awesome day at the range with a little preparation. Packing the essentials, a few extras and having a plan will help you make the most of your time.

Good preparation requires a solid organizational effort. But if you're like us, you may find that your range bag can become cluttered and unorganized. Start each new season by cleaning out your bag. Take everything out and put back only what's necessary - in an organized manner. 

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No Shortcuts Taken With the Springfield Armory®  SAINT™ SBR

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Sep 7, 2018 1:00:00 PM

I really like to shoot the Springfield Armory® SAINT™ Rifles. The guns have such incredible versatility, are easy to shoot and have a wide array of applications; from competition and hunting, to self-defense, law enforcement and even military.

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Topics: Range Life

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

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 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

A Guide to Sub-Compact Pistols: What to Look For

Posted by Team Springfield

Jun 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Range Life, EDC

SAINT™ VS M1A™: The Rifle Rumble

Posted by Team Springfield

May 29, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Today we're pitting a couple of tried-and-true rifles against one another. Between these two noble contenders, we have the SAINT™—based on the beloved and widely used AR-style rifle—and the M1A™—an evolution of the classic M1 Garand.

Which rifle best suits your shooting wants and needs? Let's rumble.

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Topics: Range Life

9mm vs. .45ACP: The Ultimate Caliber Conundrum

Posted by Team Springfield

Mar 27, 2018 9:14:43 AM

 

And here we go again ... you already know that you can’t go wrong with either of these classic calibers. But it’s a debate that continues to create controversy among shooting enthusiasts everywhere. Each round has its pros and cons when compared, yet each remains a staple among firearm fans. 

Read on for not just some of the same old argument (there's some of that), but considerations from our Team Springfield SMEs on which caliber may be the best for you.

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Topics: Range Life

Hit the Range: A New Shooters Guide to Etiquette and Safety

Posted by Kippi Leatham

Mar 13, 2018 11:12:00 AM

New to shooting? Whether you're going with a friend to the range or taking a class, there are a few things you should understand before you take your first shots.  

Here are first-timer tips and best practices for firearm safety and range procedures.

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Topics: Range Life


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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