Range Report - XD® Mod.2™ 4" Service Model

Posted by Rob Leatham

Sep 8, 2015 5:27:00 AM

You knew it was coming...

And here it is - the all-new XD® Mod.2™ 4” Service Model with GripZone®! Hot on the heels of the 3” Sub-Compact Mod.2™, the Service Model chambers the increasingly popular 9x19mm cartridge and utilizes the same 16-round magazine as standard XD® models.

And just like its little brother, the "New Guy" gets the new Mod.2 look and feel.

 Let's check out the slide assembly. 

  • Fiber-optic front sight - easy visibility in any ambient light condition
  • XD(M)®-style, high-visibility combat rear sight
  • Slim, narrow slide
  • Built-in, Posi-wedge cocking serrations
  • 
Loaded-chamber indicator
  • Striker-position indicator

So that's the top half of the story - what about the frame?

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Topics: Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, Range Report

Range Report - Springfield Armory® MC 1911 Operator

Posted by Rob Leatham

May 5, 2015 10:13:00 AM

To me, the 1911 is the best handgun design of all time. 

The new Springfield Armory® MC 1911 Operator® is the epitome of a multi-use, heavy duty 1911 pistol. It has all the features you need and is improved with a trick set of G10 grips and our new OCTO-GRIP™ scalloping pattern on the front strap. 

Equipped with our loaded package of high visibility self illuminated night sights, ambidextrous thumb safety, speed trigger, hammer and beavertail style grip safety, it may be the perfect tactical .45 ACP pistol.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Pistols & Compact Guns, Range Report

Range Report - M1A Loaded Precision Adjustable Stock

Posted by Rob Leatham

Mar 18, 2015 7:00:00 AM

When you take one of the longest serving military rifles in U.S. history, develop a semi-automatic civilian legal version and mount it in a modern, state of the art precision stock, what do you get?

The Springfield Armory® M1A PAS of course!

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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Range Report

Testing the XD® Mod.2™ .45ACP - Range Report

Posted by Rob Leatham

Mar 5, 2015 9:14:00 AM

GripZone™.

That's the most important thing you need to know about Springfield Armory®'s new XD Mod.2 3.3" Sub-Compact .45ACP Pistol.  

We took it for a spin last week and let me summarize by saying that in addition to the outstanding ergonomic experience, this pistol boasts some great sights and a darn good trigger pull. 

When it comes to subcompact pistols chambered for higher caliber rounds like .45ACP, its important to remember that how a pistol feels in your hand is more than a matter of comfort. Your grip determines how well a pistol points as well as your control over it when it pushes and lifts throughout recoil. 

A good firm “grasping” of the handgun is essential but the texturing and shape of the grip will contribute greatly to a shooters control. 

That's where GripZone™ shines. 

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Pistols & Compact Guns, Range Report


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®.