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Savage rifle with bipod on a shooting mat

Ammunition

Review: 6.5 Creedmoor versus .308 Winchester

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 911 .380 ACP pistol with stainless steel slide

Firearms

Review: Springfield 911 .380 ACP

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.

M1A Rifle

Firearms

Video: The Legendary M1A — Springfield Armory

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!

brightness controls on the EOTech HWS

Gun Gear

Review: EOTech Red Dot HWS

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.

Bob Campbell aiming the Springfield EMP pistol

General

Range Report: Springfield Armory EMP 9mm

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.

Springfield SAINT AR-15 rifle right profile

Firearms

Range Report: Springfield Saint AR-15

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.

TRP Operator Tactical Gray

Firearms

6 New Firearms for 2017: Springfield Armory

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to expand your personal arsenal this year? Well, you won’t have to wait long to fulfill that resolution, Springfield Armory has several new options you can get your hands on. Here are 6 new-for-2017 Springfield products shipping right now

Springfield Range Officer pistol in DM Bullard Chocolate elephant leather holster

Firearms

Range Report: Springfield Range Operator

A few decades ago, a startup company resurrected a revered name in firearms. Springfield Armory Incorporated has since prospered. Today, it is regarded as an old-line company by younger handgunners. Considering the conservative nature of shooters, this is quite an accomplishment. Springfield began its climb to the top by offering a good product at a fair price. The Range Officer now continues the tradition.

Springfield Armory 1911 TRP in presentation case

General

Springfield Legend Series TRP — $22,500 for Chris Kyle Frog Foundation

Springfield Armory gave Serial No. 0001 Chris Kyle 1911 Legend Series TRP Pistol to Chris widow Taya. Taya in turn immediately announced that she would auction it to benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. At the 2016 NRA show in the Springfield Armory booth at 2016 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, the TRP sold for $22,500.

Springfield Armory 1911 TRP in presentation case with book

Firearms

Springfield Armory to Auction First Chris Kyle TRP Pistol

Calling all interested collectors: the auction of the first of only 1000 Springfield Armory Chris Kyle Legend Series 1911 TRP pistols, will culminate in live bidding at the NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, May 21 at 3 p.m. (Eastern) at Springfield Armory booth #5823. Read the full story and see how you can become part of the auction.