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Springfield Armory XD-E series adds a .45 ACP version

Springfield Armory extends its XD-E pistol line with a version chambered for the .45 ACP caliber. Many shooters around the world have a soft spot for the powerful and venerable “Forty-Five”, and like its 9mm sibling the new .45 model is a compact, sleek external hammer-fired, polymer-framed handgun. The frame is just 1” (25 mm) wide. Total length is 6.75", for a weight of 23 oz / 652 g (with empty magazine). The pistol is equipped with the Low Effort Slide (L.E.S.) that, according to manufacturer, requires 27% less effort to manipulate compared to striker-fired handguns in the same class thanks to the patent-pending hammer design, for an easier and quicker round chambering. 

Technical spefification of the Springfield XDE in .45 ACP

The new Springfield Armory pistol in .45 ACP version, left side
The .45 XD-E is equipped with the Low Effort Slide (L.E.S.) that, according to manufacturer, requires 27% less effort to manipulate compared to striker-fired handguns in the same class.

In times of striker-fired pistols, the XD-E range offers traditional external hammer-fired guns. And the new Springfield Armory .45 XD-E – which is produced in Croatia – includes a set of safety features that should inspire confidence for those who are not comfortable carrying a striker-fired pistol with no external safety lever. The external hammer and loaded chamber indicator give a visual and tactile indication when the pistol is loaded. The XD-E also features an ambidextrous thumb safety that can be used as a decocker to safely lower the hammer on a loaded chamber. The double action trigger has a smooth, yet long and deliberate trigger to avoid unwanted shots. The magazine release is ambidextrous too. For a better grip purchase and control, anti-slip texturing has been applied to strategic areas.

The hammer-forged barrel is 3.3” / 84 mm long with a 1:16 twist. The gun features a dual recoil spring system, managed by a full-length guide rod, which should offer improved reliability and a soft-shooting feel. Barrel and slide have a hard-wearing black Melonite finish.

The new Springfield Armory pistol in .45 ACP version, right side
The new Springfield Armory pistol is equipped with a fiber optic front sight paired with a low-profile white-dot rear sight.

Out of the box the XD-E is equipped with a fiber optic front sight paired with a low-profile white-dot rear, providing a positive sight picture that's easily picked up in low light conditions. From January 2018 the XD-E will also be available with a Viridian E-Series laser.

The XD-E .45 ships with a 6-round magazine with pinky extension and a 7-round magazine with the grip extension. It also ships with an interchangeable flush base plate, allowing users to fully personalize concealability and capacity.

As for the price tag, the XD-E in .45 ACP sells for 568.00 USD / 483 euro (598 USD, or some 509 euro, for the .45 ACP with Viridian Laser).


For more information please visit Springfield Armory website.

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Springfield Armory XD-E "3.3″ SINGLE STACK .45ACP
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The new Springfield Armory pistol in .45 ACP version, right side



ManufacturerSpringfield Armory 
http://www.springfield-armory.com/xde-series/
ModelXD-E "3.3" 
Caliber.45 ACP
Recoil SystemDual Spring w/ Full Length Guide Rod
Trigger systemDouble action/ Single action
SlideForged Steel, Melonite
Capacity1 - 6 Round w/ Grip X-Tension™, 1 - 7 Round w/ Mag X-Tension™
Barrel3.3" Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite, 1/10 Twist
SightsFiber Optic Front, Low Profile Combat Rear
Overall length6.75"
Weight (empty)23 oz
FrameBlack Polymer, Thumb Safety w/ Integrated Decock
Price$568.00 / 483 euro
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