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Springfield Armory Law Enforcement: Guns Designed for Police

By    |   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 05:40 PM

Springfield Armory had earned praise in reviews for easy-to-handle, well-concealed weapons that handle with precision. That is why the Springfield Armory has become a good option for law enforcement officers choosing a firearm.

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Although Springfield Armory offers all weapons for the general public and law enforcement, law enforcement-oriented publications and websites have given highly favorable reviews to the company's guns in recent years. The XD and XD-S series received high marks from publications, such as POLICE magazine and PoliceOne, whether the weapon was a 9mm pistol or a .45 pistol.

PoliceOne touted
the feel of the grip of the XD. But most importantly, the review liked the "shootability" of the gun, which he described as a combination of recoil factors, including the ability to recover the sighting while maintaining the correct grip and angle after firing. Those characteristics, for obvious reasons, would be important to law enforcement personnel.

PoliceMag.com also lauded Springfield Armory for its feel, sighting, and nearly flawless shooting, meaning it would work fine for law enforcement in most situations.

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Springfield Armory's weaponry also made some of the top law-enforcement lists at Tactical-Life.com. The 4.5 XD(M) and XD-S 3.3 were included among the website's Top 11 Striker-Fired Pistols for Law Enforcement. The Springfield Range Officer Compact also made the site's Top 15 1911s for Concealable Carry. Those are two of the many police-related lists that had Springfield Armory products.

Most police departments allow their law enforcement officers to carry a variety of weapons. Springfield Armory is almost on many departments' "allowed" list, including Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles. The Springfield Armory M1A rifle is allowed in Los Angeles while Chicago will allow its officers to carry a variety of semi-automatic pistols.
 
In 2010, Houston prohibited all but five pistols for its law enforcement officers. Among those allowed was the Springfield Armory Model XD-40 Duty.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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Springfield Armory had earned praise in reviews for easy-to-handle, well-concealed weapons that handle with precision. That is why the Springfield Armory has become a good option for law enforcement officers choosing a firearm.
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