Shooting Tips - Dry Fire Practice With Lasers - Part III

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Feb 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In Part II of Dry Fire Practice With Lasers, I focused on the following:

  • Acceptable Sight Picture Drills

Let's move forward now to some more-advanced laser drills.

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Topics: Range Life, Everyday Carry

Shooting Tips - Dry Fire Practice With Lasers - Part II

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Feb 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM



In 
Part I of Dry Fire Practice With Lasers, I outlined the following:

  • Creating the dry fire targets, specifically Laser Target 1 and Laser Target 2
  • Attaching and zeroing the laser
  • Holding / Aiming Dry Practice Laser Drills

Let's move forward now to some intermediate laser drills.

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Topics: Range Life, Everyday Carry

3 Rifle Drills You Need to Add to Your Regimen

Posted by Steve Horsman

Jan 28, 2019 2:03:00 PM

Going to the range and shooting at targets the same old way, time and time again can get dull. You might even feel your skill development has plateaued. Start pushing yourself by incorporating a few new rifle drills into your regimen.

Try these 3 simple drills that can sharpen your rifle skills.

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M14s and M1As - From Magazine Dreaming to Camp Perry Competing

Posted by Steve Horsman

Dec 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM

M14S AND M1AS - FROM MAGAZINE DREAMING TO CAMP PERRY COMPETING (1)

My first memories that took me down the path of firearms and shooting came in the 1970s. I remember looking at old gun magazines, specifically Guns and Ammo, all of the time. Most of those magazines were dated from the late 60s through the mid to late 70s.  #CollectorItems

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Chasing Time

Posted by Steve Tarani

Dec 21, 2018 3:10:00 PM

As a sworn deputy and later a federal employee, it was incumbent upon those of us carrying firearms to qualify with those weapons, meeting the minimum standard as set by that agency or department.

Technically speaking, you could squeak by your in-service qualification with a barely-passing score. However, to the rest of the team you’d be considered a second-rate schmuck if you didn’t hit close to that perfect score. The boys might let you slide if you were down one or two points, but any more than that was considered pedestrian, and you’d pay the price of choking on a giant mouthful of humble pie.

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Topics: Range Life, Defensive Tactics

Range Fun With an XD(M) OSP & a Suppressor - A Regular Shooter's Rundown

Posted by Tom "Regular Shooter" Leatham

Dec 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

There are certainly more-qualified people than I to write about the merits of red dots and suppressors for tactical, self -defense and competition applications. I’m really just not all that tactical or competitive. What I can do is chime in on how much of a blast suppressors can be for anyone who enjoys shooting at any level. #RegularShooter 

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Springfield Armory® SAINT™ Edge Pistol -- The Holy Grail of AR Platforms?

Posted by Ivan Gelo

Dec 7, 2018 4:07:35 PM

A few decades ago, law enforcement "specialized units" began the transition from the 9mm subgun to the more-effective .223 / 5.56 weapon systems. My first select-fire 5.56 system was a 16-inch barreled rifle, which transitioned over the years to a few different, shorter 10-to-11.5-inch barreled AR systems.

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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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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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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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