Rock River Arms Polymer 1911 Now Shipping

You might think of Rock River Arms as an AR manufacturer but in reality the company’s first gun ever was a 1911. Decades later, they’re going back to their handgun roots (can I get a “hell yeah” from my fellow handgun lovers?). At SHOT 2018 they had a polymer 1911 at their booth – that […]

Springfield Armory’s Gun Rights Turn-Around

Last year, as the NRA’s Annual Meetings kicked off, I broke the story of Springfield Armory’s back-room dealings in Illinois. Much has changed at Springfield Armory since those events, both in Illinois and nationally. In fact, just yesterday, Springfield took the bold step of cutting off their products to Dick’s Sporting Goods stores. I welcome […]

TTAG’s Top 25 Posts of 2017 Countdown: #25 to #21

The week after Christmas is typically the time that publications look back at the year that was and make bold predictions for the upcoming year. We won’t bore you with any bold predictions, but it’s worth taking a look at what interested you, our dear readers, the most in 2017. While gun reviews are typically […]

Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing Bill Dead…For Now

Our own Jeremy S recently posted a review of Springfield Armory’s new XD-E pistol. As usual, he wrote a dispassionate and objective review, noting some issues with the new gun. The comments section, in contrast, had plenty of passion, yet little in the way of love for Springfield. Why all the hate? Simply put: gun buyers […]

Statement From Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese Regarding IFMA’s Deal on Illinois Anti-Gun Legislation

Read our earlier post here on the deal cut today by the Illinois Firearms Manufacturers Association (IFMA). In exchange for dropping its opposition to SB-1657, IFMA secured a carve-out from the bill’s anti-gun provisions for its members. The prime funders of IFMA are Springfield Armory and Rock River Arms. In response to a request for comment on […]

Springfield Armory, Rock River Arms Trade Opposition to Illinois FFL Licensing Scheme for Carve-Out

Earlier today, the Illinois State Senate passed bill SB-1657 by a one-vote margin. While its prospects are still unsure in the House, if signed by Governor Bruce Rauner, the new law will mandate state licensing for all Illinois gun dealers. It will also restrict all others in Illinois to nine firearm transfers per year. The lobbyist for the […]