Tuesday, May 29, 2007

EMP Featured In American Handgunner

The new July/August issue of American Handgunner features the new Springfield Armory EMP on the cover. Inside there is a great review by Dave Anderson and a bunch of sexy photos by Ichiro Nagata

You can read the article HERE

But you might just want to run out and get a copy off the newsstand, because on page 36 you can catch a glimpse of Clint Smith's new bad-to-the-bone custom XD. But be warned: If you see it, you will want one!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Leatham Wins Seventh Bianchi Title

Team Springfield Captain Rob Leatham has won an astounding seventh NRA Bianchi Cup title. Last weekend, in Columbia, Mo., Rob has finished first in the Bianchi Cup's metallic sights division again. It came down to the X-count, as Rob and Phil Strader both shot 1902 (a great score with irons, by the way). Rob's 153 X was enough to beat Phi's 143.
Way to go Rob!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Dave Anderson Video Review of the EMP

American Handgunner Magazine Practical Shooting Editor Dave Anderson reviews the Springfield Armory EMP for americanhandgunner.com


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

IL Magazine Battle Heats Up, Moves to House

Illinois SB1007 narrowly passed the State Senate last week. The bill would ban the sale, manufacture or possession of standard-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The bill was championed in the senate by Senator Dan Kotowski, a former professional gun-control lobbyist turned legislator who the Illinois State Rifle Association recently named "Gun Grabber of the Year.:


This bill not only affects the hard-working law-abiding gun owners in the "Land of Lincoln," it would put a stranglehold on several Illinois businesses including:






DS ARMS, Barrington, IL

Manufacturers, community leaders and Legislators gathered in Geneseo monday for a press conference to voice their opposition to the bill



This bill, and others like it, reflects gun control policies that are already in place in Chicago (which has a complete ban on handguns) and have failed miserably. In fact, the City of Chicago, with all it's gun-control measures, has a homicide rate five times that of the rest of the state. It is our viewpoint that your freedom and our jobs are a price too high to pay for feel-good legislation that has a proven track record of failure. Concerned residents of the state are urged to contact their representatives because the vote will be very close. You can find a listing of state legislators HERE

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

On Newsstands Now: XD Compact

Check out the June, 2007 issue of Combat Handguns. Charlie Cutshaw reviews the "Two Guns in One" XD Compact 45 ACP. In the same issue, Charlie reviews a pretty sweet Custom 1911 from Cylinder & Slide built on a Springfield Armory GI 45.

Monday, May 7, 2007

“Trojan Horse” legislation attacks Illinois businesses and Gun Owners

New legislation is again making its way through the Illinois Legislature that would force several Illinois businesses to leave the state and local gun owners to surrender their rights.

Illinois manufacturers targeted include:
Springfield Armory, Geneseo
ArmaLite, Geneseo
Rock River Arms, Colona
Les Baer Custom, Hillsdale
Lewis Machine and Tool, Milan
DS Arms, Barrington

SB 1007 was originally drafted as a sex offender bill. It has now been revised to include a ban on the sale or manufacture of standard-capacity magazines that hold more than ten rounds. Earlier this session, Chicago-area legislators attempted to pass a very broad and ambitious gun ban and fell far short in the votes needed. Now it seems their strategy is to sneak through what they want piece by piece.

“We would like the members of our community to know that the threat is as great now as it ever was,” Springfield Co-Chairman of the Board Tom Reese said. “The end goal is still the same: To get all gun manufacturers out of Illinois and to get all guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens.”

Citizens of the State who are opposed to this legislation are urged to contact their legislators.

A listing of Illinois legislators can be found using the “Legislator Lookup” feature HERE.

The text of the amendment can be found HERE.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Springfield Rides the Elite Sports Express

The Elite Sports Express is a traveling showroom of some of the best outdoor gear.
Click HERE to find out when it'll be near you.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Springfield Visits Gun Talk Radio

Dave Williams (Left) and Gun Talk host Tom Gresham

The April 29 broadcast of Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Radio was broadcast live from PASA Park in Barry, IL. It featured Springfield Custom Shop Director Dave Williams and "Marketing Guy" Bill Dermody. Dave and Bill Discussed The new EMP pistol, Legislative issues, the USPSA Single Stack nationals and fielded several calls from listeners.

You can download the podcast Here