Thursday, August 30, 2007

Illinois counties line up to say NO
to Chicago gun-grabbing politics

It's been a crazy year in Illinois politics. Three months after the 2007 session was slated to end ... still no budget. It seems that even though the Democratic party controls both chambers of the legislative branch and the Governor's office, they still can't get anything done. Fortunately this includes the dozens of gun control bills introduced and sponsored by Chicago-area politicians. It seems that the traditional divide between Democrats and Republicans pales in comparison to the chasm that separates the big-city politicians from the rural representatives. The small-town guys have done a great job of banding together and fighting the Daley-esque pols who would love to address the complex problems that fester only in our urban districts by limiting the freedoms of citizens statewide. The battle isn't taking place in Springfield alone, it's being fought in every county in the state. At this point, more than 30 Illinois counties have passed official resolutions opposing additional gun control in the state.

LINK (Multiple Articles)

On the same topic, check out this video by Valinda and Mike Rowe we found on the Illinois State Rifle Association website. It spells out pretty well how screwed up the politics are around here:

Friday, August 10, 2007

Junior shooter takes inaugural
M1A match at Camp Perry

Springfield Armory's Mike Doy presents 17-year-old Ryan Castonguay with his $2,500 winners check. Read more on the first-ever M1A match are HERE

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Springfield Gives $1 million to NRA’s Competitive Shooting &
National Championships

Springfield Armory Co-Chairman of the Board Dennis Reese announced on July 13 that Springfield Armory will provide $1,000,000 to kick-off the National Rifle Association’s new Competitive Shooting & National Championships Endowment.

The announcement was made at the 100th anniversary of the National Matches at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio.


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Team Springfield a winner
again at Camp Perry

The Springfield Armory bullseye team has won its second straight national championship at Camp Perry, Ohio this year. Team member Steve Reiter also finished an impressive third overall. The team won its first title last year after being right in the thick of it for many years running. Now they really seem to be on a roll. Way to go guys!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Apple knows great advertising
when they see it

Check out the new print ad for Apple's hot new iPhone:

Look Familiar?

How about this one?

Or this one ...

When pressed for a comment, iRate Springfield Art Director Chad Dyer could only angle for a handout: "You would think if they are just gonna rip off my design, the least they could do is show me a little love with a free iPhone," He said.


Tuesday, July 3, 2007

This is why we are the Kings of Customer service!

Check out this thread from the 1911 forum:


WARNING: It is very, very, very long. But it is just a great story. If you've got some free time, get yourself a cold drink, some snacks, sit down and enjoy ...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rob Leatham Is Unstoppable

Team Springfield Captain Rob Leatham captured ... get this ... his TWENTIETH USPSA national championship title last weekend by winning the 2007 USPSA Limited-10 Nationals in Missoula, MT. So far this year Rob has entered three major matches: USPSA Single Stack Nationals, The Bianchi Cup and USPSA Limited-10 Nationals. He won all three. Way to go Rob! I guess the battle for second continues ...