Picking an XD®: Weighing Your Pistol Options

Posted by Team Springfield

Feb 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Some of the most popular and trusted pistols on the market can be found among our various XD® line-ups. Whether you want high-capacity, concealability, something competition-worthy or all of the above, you can find it in an XD®.

Here are a few great options to get you started.

Easily Concealed - XD-S® 3.3" 9MM

Arguably, the most important consideration for a concealed carry pistol is whether you will actually carry the pistol. If your gun digs into your side all day, you may just leave it at home. See the problem here?

Thankfully, the XD-S® comes in a compact 3.3” configuration. It's small enough that it can probably fit into your pocket, if you’re not in skin-tight jeans, anyway. Don't let the "single-stack" deceive you either, because in 9mm, you can fit 7+1. If you’ve worked on your shot placement, 7+1 will get the job done.

Hard-Hitting - XD(M)® 4.5" .45ACP

Are you a faithful follower of .45ACP? Well, the 4.5” XD(M)® will let you carry 13+1 rounds of pure stopping power. You get full-sized performance, excellent sight radius and ergonomics that help you keep your sights on target.

Go Quiet - XD® Mod.2™ Service Model - Threaded

Do you own or aspire to own a suppressor one day? The XD® Mod.2™ Service Model with a threaded barrel will let you live out your dreams of shooting quietly and feeling just a little bit more like a professional operator. 

Oh, and don’t worry about your sights - they’re already adjusted to work effectively with a suppressor equipped.

Classic XD® - XD® 4" Full-Size

Welcome to where it all began. Our XD® full-size pistol sets the standard for polymer, striker-fired handguns.  The loaded chamber and striker indicator allow you to be 100 percent positive of when you have one in the chamber. It has the ergonomics and reliability that you can trust no matter what your task.

Another great thing about the original XD®, whether you’re a fan of 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP or all three? You can get a full-size XD® that shoots your favorite caliber.

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Topics: Polymer Handguns


Springfield Armory® recommends you seek qualified and competent training from a certified instructor prior to handling any firearm and be sure to read your owner’s manual.  These articles are considered to be suggestions and not recommendations from Springfield Armory®.