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  1. Mr.

    Having a weapon and carrying it with you is a subject danced around often on forums literally everywhere. In reality it is less about the weapon or caliber but strictly decided on local laws. I carry 100% of the time here in Texas where it is legal and never where it isn't. That is plain and simple. I have tried various weapons that I like from an FN Fiveseven to an Kahr MK9 and an Springfield EMP 9mm. My rationale is that I own them and it is definitely situation based. At other moments,...
  2. Dry Fire Practice: The least expensive way to train

    In case the recent ammo crisis hasn't made it clear to you, shooting can be an expensive hobby. Shooting can be an even more expensive sport. Shooting can be a valuable investment in personal safety. But we can only invest what we have, and most of us do not have unlimited funds. Whatever your purposes are for keeping and bearing arms, developing skill in their use is important. Some skills, like a smooth trigger press or recoil management, require live firing. But many important, and often...
  3. To +P or not to +P...That is the question

    It was a beautiful fall morning when I decided to attend "The Nation's Gun Show" in Chantilly, Virginia. I had decided to make an important purchase there that day. One I did months of research on. I decided to buy a Springfield EMP in 9mm. For me, it was the perfect handgun to carry concealed in the warmer months and a handy back up for my duties as a police officer. Now that I have the pistol, what kind of self-defense ammo should I feed it? No matter what kind of firearm you own for...
  4. The Omega Man : Springfield's Lost German 10mm

    So if you contend that 9mm is just too small, .38 Super is just too old school, and .45ACP is just too slow, odds are you are a 10mm Auto kinda guy. Well Springfield knew about the 10 milly back in the day and even made a 1911 framed pistol to accommodate it. We aren't fooling around here. In fact, it was the Omega. These guns were old school 'Pre-90' series guns with a 5.04-inch barrel (a hair bigger longer than standard 1911s) that were made from a West German-US partnership. Say what?...
  5. Want a free Bersa?

    If you're sitting there thinking "I never win anything," then I have the contest for you. Our sister site, Bersa Forum, is giving away one Bersa Thunder 380 to one lucky winner, and it could be you. Entry into this contest closes soon, so don't delay in getting entered. Don't forget, if you don't enter your chances of winning are zero. Follow this link now and make sure you are entered: [URL]http://www.bersaforum.com/forum/f5/bersa-thunder-duotone-380-giveaway-1361/[/URL] From everyone at Bersa...
  6. CZTalk.com

    Last month I started a new community featuring CZ firearms and accessories. If you've ever shot one of the firearms you know it's a quality platform with a superb design. If you haven't, I highly suggest getting your hands on one and giving them a try. I'm asking for a little help in getting our new community started. Whether you own a CZ, want more information on them, or just enjoy the friendship of other firearms owners, I'm asking you follow this link and sign up....
  7. The Case for Two 1911s

    If John Moses Browning's Model handgun of 1911 is perhaps now an icon, today made by Springfield Armory, would it be OK to have more than one? Does Sterling Archer own a turtleneck? Of course! We give you the reasons why. Commonality of parts So you have two handguns in your life, why should both of them be Springfield 1911's? One of the most important reasons we can think of is interchangeability of parts. The 51-ish parts of the design are some of the most common in all of pistol-dom....
  8. Care and Feeding of 1911 Magazines

    The Springfield 1911 series of pistols is by far one of the bestselling and most loved handguns of all time. You only have to look as far as our forum logo to see an example of this. The thing is, probably the most important step to keeping that Springer ticking like a clock is in proper magazine maintenance. Before you check out, give us ten minutes of your time. You can thank us later. How do you get that bad boy apart? Ok, first of all, there is more to cleaning and caring for that...
  9. The Springfield Armory SOCOM 16

    Ever since the M14 first came out in the 1950s, those who carried one more than across the room cussed them for their weight. Well in 2004, Springfield Armory came up with a chopped down version with a 16.25-inch barrel along with a lighter stock. They gave the world the SOCOM 16. Why was it made? Springfield Armory, in their current incantation, began making a semi-auto only variant of the M14 battle rifle in 1974. By 1991, this gun, known as the M1A, had matured. It was a precision...
  10. The Springfield GI Model 1911

    For less than a decade Springfield Armory made a budget .45 that saluted the old-school Colt 1911s carried by servicemen and women across most of the 20th Century. This model, appropriately enough, was the GI Model and it was a hidden gem. The design To salute the plain Jane, no-frills GI guns that were stamped out in the millions during World War 2 to defend the country from the forces of Hitler and Imperial Japan, in 2004 Springfield Armory decided to introduce a gun that was much the...
  11. Springfield Armory MC Operator Model 1911

    The US Marine Corps has long been a fan of John Browning\'s Model 1911 pistol. Colt made early models while WWII era guns were largely made by Remington, Ithaca and others. Those long serving guns remained in the arsenals of the Marine Corps for decades after, being modified, and improved to stay the best combat handgun the corps could offer those at the tip of the spear. Springfield based its MC Operator on these Marine special operations style 1911s. The Marines .45 For over a hundred...
  12. BersaForum Giveaway!

    Now is the time to enter our sister site\'s giveaway. BersaForum.com is giving away a Bersa Thunder .380 to one lucky winner and I want you to get entered! The first step is registering. Here\'s a link to do that. [URL]http://www.bersaforum.com/forum/account.php[/URL] From there please follow this link for complete rules of entry, and to get entered! [URL]http://www.bersaforum.com/forum/f5/bersa-thunder-duotone-380-giveaway-1361/[/URL] Thanks to Eagle Imports for this great donation, and I wish you all luck!
  13. The Springfield M6 Scout Survival Gun

    Say you are alone in the woods for an extended period, backpacking, camping, and just communing with nature. Or you are flying over a remote area in your private plane, or boating in that out of the way place and you run into trouble. You find yourself in that situation where an emergency could leave you at the mercy of the wilderness. You need a survival gun. Springfield made one of the best. Why a survival gun Ever since the dawn of the airplane, it became readily apparent that these...
  14. The Range Officer Now Comes in 9 Milly

    Springfield Armory has announced that they have put their vaunted Range Officer series of .45ACP 1911-style pistols on a new diet. No, we don\'t mean Volumetrics, Jenny Craig, or the Ornish diet; we mean the RO now comes in a variant ready to nom nom nom on 9mm NATO all day. The Range Officer In November 2010, Springfield came out with a modification of their 1911-line with an \'out of the box\' entry-level competition gun. Featuring a host of nice features like an extended beavertail...
  15. Springfield's G3: the SAR3 and SAR8

    One of the best-known and loved weapons of the 20th century, used by more than fifty countries, was the German Heckler and Koch designed G3 rifle. This 7.62x51mm NATO battle rifle used a unique action to produce an accurate and utterly reliable gun that proved itself worldwide. As you may or may not know, Springfield Armory imported some of these of their own. What is the G3? In the late 1950s, the West German Army was looking to equip their force with a new rifle to replace the...
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