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Black Springfield XDM, barrel to the right, with 3 silver magazines on a weathered board background


Steel and Polymer Shoot Out

Bob Campbell runs a 1911 and a polymer-frame .45 through their paces, and finds good points with each. The polymer-frame .45 definitely has its place. And this long-time 1911 man admits some features are compelling. Read on to see how the Springfield did on a point-to-point comparison.

Springfield Armory XD-S 45


Springfield Armory’s XD-S 9 Wins Handgun of the Year

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.