Springfield Armory

SPRINGFIELD XDs REVIEW

The Springfield Armory XD-S is a long-awaited derivative of the popular and proven XD series of pistols, and was designed for everyday carry and deep concealment. As an owner of several XD series pistols (and sometimes referred to as the crazy XD lady), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one of these to give it a try!

Specs:

The XD-S is a single-stack compact pistol chambered in .45ACP.  The overall length is 6.3” with a slim width of only 1”. … Read the rest

PACKING PRETTY’S PINK SPRINGFIELD XD(M)

I have had literally hundreds of inquiries about my “Pink Gun of Shame”, so I decided to break it down for you in an article at Guns & Tactics. In this article I describe  most of the customizations I’ve had done to my XD(m), so hopefully this answers most of your questions!… Read the rest

WHY I CARRY A FULL-SIZED HAND GUN

The purpose of this article is not to knock on compact , subcompact, or  pocket pistols. In fact, I have quite a few compact and subcompacts that I really like.  I have had a lot of inquiries as to why I go to all the trouble of carrying my full-sized Springfield XD and XD(M)s as opposed to something like the Ruger LC9. The reason I am writing this is simply to explain my thought process behind why I carry full-sized handgun.… Read the rest

STEEL-CASED/BIMETAL AMMUNITION IN MODERN DEFENSIVE PISTOLS

 Hey everyone, I would like to introduce you to my good friend Gregg Smith.  He is the author of this article. Gregg started as a competitor and shooting instructor in the 1970’s while serving in the USAF; he has served as President of the Clatskanie Rifle and Pistol Club, and for the past six years has been Rangemaster of that organization. Gregg added NRA-certified instructor ratings in multiple disciplines in 2005, along with Chief Range Safety Officer in 2009. He has authored courses on concealed carry and defensive pistol, teaches classes each month, and runs the clubs’ Action Pistol Program.

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