The Springfield Trapdoor took its place in history despite the hesitation of those aware of the superiority of repeaters and magazine fed rifles. Although it didn’t see as much action as some more well known long guns, when you read the history, it has made a huge impact on the world.
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Springfield Armory® is initiating this voluntary safety recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols with new components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous condition. Read this safety alert if you own an X-DS pistol.
The moniker, “Springfield Armory” has a history all its own going as far back as the Revolutionary War days and is credited with playing a key role in the birth of our country.
It was none other than George Washington—during the years he spent as a General and before his presidency—who ordered the creation of Springfield Armory in 1777 to store revolutionary ammunition and gun carriages. Not that we needed proof, but a Golden Bullseye Award for Handgun of the Year continues Springfield Armory’s commitment to innovative designs.
Springfield Armory unveils their newest model to the single-stack XD-S line of semi-automatic pistols the XD-S in 9mm.
“It is better to burn out then to fade away.” Thus it was for one of the shortest-lived standard issued battle rifles for the U. S. Military.
Springfield’s slim, compact 45 ACP XD-S was introduced earlier this year as the latest in Springfield’s popular line of XD handguns. The new XD-S 45 ACP seeks to take away market share of other small pistols that ride the tiger — that is, small, lightweight semiautos that fire the big-bore 45 Auto cartridge in something akin to a 380-size handgun.
Springfield Armory makes XD pistols in every popular centerfire caliber, but I have a hunch that the big .45 ACP…Read More >
Although there have been countless different variations of the original Browning-designed M1911, the overall design has hardly changed at all.…Read More >