When the original XD® 5" Tactical 9mm pistol came out more than 10 years ago, I immediately became a huge fan, as the gun had everything I desired in a polymer pistol.
Or so I thought at the time. Springfield Armory®'s latest XD® evolution may have just topped itself.
Back then, the XD® Tactical was without a doubt my all-time favorite polymer pistol. I shot this gun a lot. I was putting approximately 10,000 rounds a year through mine, and the more I practiced with it, the more I liked it. Through all of the seasons that I shot that pistol, I never once had a malfunction or broken part. I may have replaced the recoil spring. Once. It is reliability redefined.
Then a few years ago, the XD(M)® 5.25" came along.