Springfield, Inc Compliment - Great company - Gear Up Promotion

Review by Starlord on 2009-01-21
LACEY, WASHINGTON -- In November of 2008, I purchased a Springfield Armory XD-45 pistol. Springfield Armory was running a promotion called Gear Up. By sending a copy of the receipt to the company, I was to receive two spare magazines and a magazine holder. Today, as we were leaving to go to WalMart*, a Fed-Ex truck pulled up and gave us a box from Illinois. When we got home, we found the box to contain a nice little black blow-molded plastic case with SA on the top. Inside the case were two stainless steel 13-round magazines and a Kydex belt holder for the magazines. When I bought the pistol I also purchased one spare magazine that was around $26.00. I do not know what the holders sell for, but the magazines are worth $52.00 by themselves.

The quality of Springfield Armory is legendary, and someday I hope to be able to purchase one of their M1 Garand rifles. The service on hte promotion was timely and as I said, the quality is top-notch. Kudos to Springfield, Inc.

Springfield Armory XD-45 pistol
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-01-22
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-21:
Check out the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)- better prices and are the real deal. The new M1's are built under licence and you'll be disappointed.
I understand the store is no longer govt run and the prices have crept up some.

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-21:
Excellent advice, LT. CMP was once slow in turn around on orders. Has this changed? Other good companies for shooting supplies: "Cheaper Than Dirt" and "Brigade Quartermasters". Both great prices on mags (OM and no) and other items. Brigade's CS is #1!
Posted by Starlord on 2009-01-22:
I checked out CMP, and I was impressed, to a point. I qualify under several points, former LEO,CPL in Washington, formerly ALEOAC certified Range Master and Marksmanship Instructor. However, to buy from CMP, you must be amember of a club. Sorry, I don't know of any clubs here, adn I could not afford it if there was one. I have spoken to several buyers of SA M-1's and even fired a couple, an d the quality is superb, as is the quality of their 1911A1's, However, $500 or $600 is much better that $1,200+. Either way, it is only a dream.

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