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Springfield Armory Unveils New Website

Springfield Armory Unveils New Website
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Springfield Armory is proud to announce its newly redesigned website live now at springfield-armory.com.
Featuring media-rich content and a streamlined interface, the site provides visitors with an attractive and informative source of information on Springfield Armory products. Customers can browse through Springfield Armory firearms based on their specific needs, and delve deeply into detailed product descriptions and interactive comparative tools.
To help you make the most informed decision on your next purchase, the comparative tool allows you to select various models and compare them directly side-by-side. The result is an extremely helpful interface for selecting just the right Springfield Armory firearm for you.
“This new site has been designed from the ground up to deliver an enhanced user experience,” explains Springfield Armory Vice President of Marketing, Steve Kramer. “We encourage everyone to visit our website and explore our latest features. We want you to have the best resources at your fingertips to make informed decisions about your next Springfield Armory firearm or accessory purchase.”
Additionally, the site is tuned to provide informed suggestions on complementary accessories and merchandise related to what you are viewing, integrating with the Springfield Armory Store. The result is a seamless shopping experience that provides you with the information you need, and suggestions on supporting products that you can drop right into your virtual shopping cart.
The new site also integrates content from www.TheArmoryLife.com, a firearms-oriented lifestyle website that delivers daily content on subjects ranging from EDC to survival to guns and gear and more. This system provides visitors with curated posts related to featured Springfield Armory products, resulting in content that adds additional layers of informative and educational content.
To check out the newly launched Springfield Armory website, please visit https://www.springfield-armory.com/.

About Springfield Armory
In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.
We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at: springfield-armory.com.
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Domestically Built Arms Circumvent the 1989 Import Ban, GOD Bless the USA ~ VIDEO

Opinion
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “You should not have special fondness for a particular weapon, nor anything else for that matter. You should have as much weaponry as suits you.” ~ Musashi
1989 Import Ban
Since the 1989 Stockton, CA school shooting, and the subsequent panicked “import ban” of certain autoloading rifles (which is still in place) under the George HW Bush Administration, choices enjoyed by most American gun owners have actually expanded.
The ban effectively stimulated our domestic arms industry. I’m sure that was not the intent.
In 2004, FN ended the production of their gas-piston (long stroke), rotating-bolt FNC, their 5.56×45 rifle designed to compete with the American M4. FN was unsuccessful in its effort to interest western powers, the USA in particular, in this rifle.
FNC REM Sporter
The FNC was a scaled-down version of the 7.62×51 FAL, but the two rifles have different operating systems, little in common.
The FNC was subsequently superseded (2009) by FN’s SCAR (Special Combat Assault Rifle).
FN SCAR 20S Precision Rifle
However, both the FNC and the SCAR have reciprocating bolt handles, which is a deal-buster for most western militaries. Thus, neither ever garnered much interest from the Pentagon, although both were sold commercially in the USA, and some were purchased by small, foreign militaries.
There are many FNCs currently in America (imported before 1989), but today they are of interest mostly to collectors.
The SCAR is still in production (in both 5.56×45 and 7.62×51 versions) and enjoys an American civilian following. SCARs are assembled in the USA, bypassing the import ban.
Daewoo was a huge South Korean industrial conglomerate that was active during the Cold War years. Daewoo went bankrupt in 1999 and subsequently broke-up.
When Daewoo broke-up, their firearms division was partially resurrected under the name, S&T Motif.
Daewoo K2 Rifle
While Daewoo was active, their firearms division did produce an excellent military rifle, the K2, borrowing heavily from the Stoner System (with which they were very familiar, due to close ties with American military forces).
The K2 (in several versions) was adopted by Korean Armed Forces in 1984 and civilian versions were imported into the USA for a short time. They still enjoy a good reputation but have been unavailable here since the 1989 import ban.
Today, like the FNC, they are of interest to collectors, but few others.
The American “Stoner System,” which involves a gas-expansion chamber in the bolt-carrier itself, has over the last fifty years, proven extremely reliable, at least in rifles with “standard” barrel lengths of 16″ to 20″
Attempts to convert Stoner rifles into short-barreled SMGs have met with less success. With short barrels, H&K’s 416 works better.
Heckler & Koch HK416 Rifle
This is one reason western militaries are now gradually moving away from the original Stoner System, and toward the short-stroke, gas-piston H&K 416, now the 433
H&K’s 416 (and 433), chambered for 5.56×45, are improved descendants of the H&K G36 (out of production since 2012). The G36 superseded H&K’s roller-delayed blowback G3 (“HK91” as imported for commercial sales into the USA). The G3 was chambered for 7.62×51.
H&K’s attempt to adopt its roller-delayed blowback system to 5.56×45 caliber, manifested in the H&K G41, met with scant success and thus enjoyed only a short tenure (1984-1996). A few copies were imported before the ban.
Thus, H&K finally abandoned its famous roller-delayed system in favor of its proprietary, short-stroke gas-piston system, H&K’s flagship system today.
H&K’s G3, HK91, and G41 are now all out of production.
However, an American firm, PTR, continues to manufacture their own version of the HK91 (in 7.62×51). Their “PTR91″ has since earned an excellent reputation and enjoys a significant following, including me! PTR has never made a domestic version of the G41.
PTR 91 PTR-FR Semi Auto Rifle .308
Also in America, DS Arms continues to manufacture the original FAL (in 7.62×51). DS Arms and their rifles enjoy an enthusiastic following, including me, and the FAL, while no longer in service within NATO militaries, is still in active service in many far-flung corners of the world.
Another American manufacturer, Robinson Armament, makes their proprietary XCR Rifle, a long-stroke, rotating-bolt, gas-piston system, which has garnered a stellar reputation since its introduction in 2004. The XCR (in 5.56×45, 7.62×51, 7.62×39, 6.8SPC, et al) too has amassed an enthusiastic civilian following, including me.
Robinson Arms XCR Rifle in 300Blk
Yet another American manufacturer, POF (Patriot Ordnance Factory), makes both Stoner-System and short-stroke, rotating bolt, gas-piston rifles. POF rifles are top-drawer and also have a large following, including me.
And, our own Springfield Armory continues to manufacture the American M14 (marketed as the “M1A”). Though out of American military service since 1964, the M14 is still a formidable weapon and popular with a veritable army of civilian Operators, including me.

BCM, IO, Daniel Defense, and others continue to manufacture excellent Stoner-System M4s in America.
Kahr and Inland both manufacture M1 Carbines, in America.
Century Arms is now a major manufacturer of Kalashnikov rifles (marketed as the “VSKA”) also right here in America.
Century Arms Heavy Duty VSKA AK Rifle
These domestic manufacturers are not affected by the 1989 import ban, so their rifles are all currently in production, in America, which means parts and accessories are readily available.
No American should be without one!
“There are many advantages in being armed, and accustomed to the use of arms, and no possible disadvantage.” ~ Joel Barlow
/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or in-actions.
It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr. Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com
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Springfield Armory Hellcat Receives NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Award

Springfield Armory Hellcat Receives NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Award
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Springfield Armory Hellcat has received the highest “gold” ranking in the “Member Tested and Recommended” (MTR) program of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). The NTOA is a non-profit organization with 40,000 members dedicated to serving the law enforcement community by providing credible and proven training and information resources. The Hellcat is now part of a small and exclusive group of firearms deemed deserving of the NTOA’s law enforcement-oriented MTR program.
Thoroughly vetted and rigorously tested by a team of hand-selected law enforcement officers, the Hellcat micro 9mm scored an impressive 4.74 out of a possible 5.00. Simply achieving an MTR ranking alone is impressive, but the Hellcat’s score placed it not only in ranking, but in the top “gold” scoring range.
Tested products that receive the MTR ranking are given a “standard” rating from a score of 3.00 to 3.99, “silver” from 4.00 to 4.49, and a “gold” rating with a score from 4.50 to 5.00. The information and full review of the Hellcat are available for viewing by NTOA members in the group’s Member Tested and Recommended online database.
During testing, one law enforcement reviewer applied water and a heavy amount of dish soap to the Hellcat’s grip area to simulate a bloody hand grasping the firearm. “The weapon remained secure in my hand and did not slide around. The stippling is on par with other weapons I own that have been professionally stippled by well-known aftermarket gunsmiths.”
Another reviewer stress-tested the Hellcat with a punishing test of packing the empty pistol with wet clay and snow, “spiking” the pistol onto hard, compacted dirt and throwing it several feet numerous times. The striker never released during these tests, and the officer then loaded and fired the pistol with no loss of zero and no malfunctions.
Another officer commented about the impressive shooting characteristics of the Hellcat. “The accuracy is unbelievable for a 3″ barrel subcompact pistol. Consistent single hole shot groups were obtained from 5 and 7 yards. Center mass hits were consistent at 25 yards … .”
Springfield Armory’s Hellcat is the highest-capacity micro 9mm in the world. The Hellcat features a class-leading patented magazine with a capacity of 11 rounds, or 13 rounds with the included extended magazine. The Hellcat is available as a standard model for an MSRP of $569 and as an optics-ready OSP model with an MSRP of $599.
For more information about the Hellcat, please visit: https://www.springfield-armory.com/hellcat-series/

About Springfield Armory
In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.
We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at: springfield-armory.com.
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