An upgraded evolution of its already popular XD-S pistol is one of Springfield Armory’s highlights at the SHOT Show 2018. Chambered in the powerful .45 APC, the new XD-S Mod.2 is a polymer-framed subcompact handgun especially designed for concealed carry, with a slim single-stack frame and a 5 or 6-round magazine.
Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2: improved ergonomics
Other noteworthy features are an higher hand position closer to the bore axis, the enhanced grip texturing, a thinner slide, an Ameriglo Pro-Glo front sight with tactical-rack rear sight, and an enhanced short-reset trigger. All these upgrades should enhance control, soften recoil and improve accuracy. A loaded chamber indicator and a grip safety should help to avoid accidental discharges even when the pistol is dropped on hard surfaces.
The XD-S Mod.2 has a thinner extended beaver tail with a grip width of just .975” / 24 mm. This, together with the grip texture, allows for a firm purchase during shooting. The slide is also easier to rack thanks to Longer Posi-Wedge serrations.
The Ameriglo Pro-Glo green tritium front sight inside a yellow luminescent circle, paired with tactical-rack serrated steel rear sight with U-notch and white dot, makes target acquisition extremely fast in any condition of light. The XD-S Mod.2 is also available with fiber optic sights or Viridian laser.
Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2: technical data
As for dimensions, the frame is just 6.5 inches / 165 mm long and under 5 inches / 127 mm high, thus enabling a comfortable and discrete constant carry.
Inside, the XD-S Mod.2 hides a 3.3-in / 83 mm Melonite treated hammer-forged steel barrel with a 1:16 twist and a dual captive recoil spring with full length guide rod to better manage recoil.
The pistol is shipped with two stainless steel magazines: a flush-fitting 5-round mag, and one 6-round mag with Mid-Mag X-Tension.
The suggested retail price is 568 USD, or approx. 464 euro (excl. tax).
|Barrel length:||3.3 in / 83 mm|
|Overall length:||6.5 in / 165 mm|
oz / 609 g with 5-round magazine (empty) or |
22.5 oz / 637 g with 6-round magazine (empty)
|Sights:||tritium (other options: fiber optic or Viridian laser)|
|Magazine capacity:||5 or 6
rounds, single stack|
|Price (suggested :||568 USD / 464 euro (excl. tax)|
For more information on the subcompact XD-S Mod.2 pistol, visit the Springfield Armory website.
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