The Springfield XD is a sub compact .40 caliber pistol that has been very well received. It is imported and offered by Springfield Armory. It features a DAO auto action and is a .40 S&W caliber weapon that packs plenty of power. The firearm has a capacity of 9 + 1 and has a barrel length of three inches. The overall length of the Springfield XD is 6.26 inches and the weight comes in at 24 ounces. The firearm is very attractive, with a black matte finish and a synthetic grip. The sight on the Springfield XD is a fixed three dot combat style. The price of this weapon is right around $500.
Why the Springfield XD Stands Out
The Springfield XD has been a very well received firearm because it is quite chunky but easy to handle and truly a state of the art pistol that you can’t go wrong with. It carries with it all of the power that most would want but is also very easy to handle and a very accurate shot. The Springfield XD really is a great option for those who want plenty of power and accuracy but do not want a bulky weapon that is hard to holster or handle.
Good Replacement for Bulkier Weapons
For those looking to downsize from a larger weapon such as a five inch tactical .40 caliber, the Springfield XD is a great choice. It offers all of the power that you would want in a smaller package so that the handling as well as the carrying is easier. Additionally, for those who like a weapon that breaks down quickly for maintenance, the Springfield XD is going to be a great improvement because it can be broken down into its four components in less than a minute.
The Springfield XD features what is being called an Ultra Safety Assurance Action Trigger System. This is basically a trigger safety lever in addition to an internal firing pin block that deactivates when the trigger reaches the striker release point. Additionally, there is a grip safety on the pistol that has to be fully depressed before the trigger and slide can be moved. It sounds complicated but for those who know the weapon and understand the safety features, it is a point and shoot weapon that just happens to have a lot of great safety features built into it to help avoid accidents.
Overall, the Springfield XD is a great pistol. It is a more compact style pistol but still offers up the power that larger weapons boast. Additionally, it is a modestly priced weapon so that even those who do not have large budgets can enjoy owning this gun and using it for target shooting and protection. Simply a great sub compact pistol for anyone who enjoys the .40 caliber option!