I own several of the original Springfield SAINT 5.56 NATO rifles. I find them good rifles and among the best…Read More >
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There’s a new contender in the world of CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons)… The Springfield Armory Hellcat 3″ Micro-Compact Handgun. Similar…Read More >
Springfield’s recent introduction of a high-capacity small-frame 9mm marks a high point in polymer-frame pistols, at least in my opinion.…Read More >
I own a number of nice 1911-type handguns. Several are high-end custom handguns with super fitting, tight tolerances, a crisp…Read More >
Cartridge selection is critical when deciding on a new rifle. For example, should you select the flashy new 6.5 Creedmoor or venerable .308? The answer depends of factors such as whether you will be hunting, if you plan on shooting 500 or 1,000 yards, recoil tolerance, availability, and several other factors tackled by the author in this head-to-head review.
Springfield Armory has recently introduced one of the neatest, most compact, and useful .380 ACP handguns in the past decade. That is a bold statement, but this is a fine handgun sure to be enjoyed by many shooters. I normally include a spec sheet at the end of the report, but the size of the 911 is among the things that are most interesting, so I will discuss size first.
From 1959 to 1970, the M14 served with distinction as the standard-issue rifle of the United States military. When Springfield Armory in Geneseo, IL, made the civilian legal variant—the M1A—available to the public in 1974, shooters were finally able to enjoy the same rifle that so many servicemen had utilized in the past. This video outlines the challenge of building and shooting the M1A. For a limited time, Springfield is offering three additional magazines for free too!
If there is anything I have learned in 40 years of shooting, it is if you buy cheap, you buy twice. When it comes to optics many that are OK for informal target practice and others are suited to some forms of competition. However, if you need a quality holographic sight for critical use, few if any, have stood the test of time as the EOTech sight has.
Before I begin singing the praises of the Springfield EMP 1911, I should say that I have never felt the 9mm 1911 made a lot of sense. It was like putting a six cylinder engine in a Corvette. The 10mm 1911 is like a 454 Chevelle by comparison. However, the Springfield EMP is not an average 1911 9mm.
The SAINT is the first AR-15 to wear the Springfield name. That fact should not be lost on anyone looking to purchase their next long gun. That SAINT is billed as entry, and by today’s standards the price point may not be inline with that moniker. However, older shooters such as myself that are able to discern quality at a fair price will appreciate the SAINT. As a Springfield fan the SAINT will take its place beside my 1903 Springfield and the modern 1911 Operator, but there is more to the puzzle than the name.