Springfield Armory introduces latest XD-S pistol in .45 caliber

The newest version of the popular XD-S pistol is here. The latest edition of Springfield’s most popular pistol is engineered in a slim, single-stack frame, holding 6 rounds of .45 ACP in a premier concealed-carry firearm.

Springfield XD-S Mod.2™ 3.3″ Single Stack .45ACP

We are huge fans of Springfield Armory over here at OFFGRID Survival, so when we seen this news drop today we added it to our list of things to check our at this month’s SHOT Show in Vegas.

XD-S® Mod.2™ 3.3″ Single Stack .45ACP Features and Specs

Springfield Armory’s XD-S Mod.2 offers upgrades from the inside out. A higher hand position, enhanced grip texturing, thinner slide, an Ameriglo® Pro-Glo™ front sight with tactical-rack rear sight, and an enhanced trigger advance this polymer-framed pistol’s acclaimed “point and shoot” ergonomics. Other features include a loaded chamber indicator and a grip safety that immediately readies the gun for action yet renders it virtually incapable of firing if dropped.

The XD-S Mod.2 frame moves the shooter’s grip higher on the weapon, closer to the bore axis, to enhance control, soften recoil and improve accuracy. This Mod.2 improvement, coupled with the thinner extended beaver tail, makes this lightweight pistol even more comfortable to shoot than its predeccesor.

The width of the grip is a mere .975”, and the Mod.2 grip texturing gives the operator a solid feel and secure hold of the pistol – especially important in defensive encounters. Longer Posi-Wedge™ serrations make the slide easier to grab and rack.

The new XD-S Mod.2 features an Ameriglo® Pro-Glo™ green tritium front sight inside a yellow luminescent circle, paired with a tactical-rack serrated steel rear sight with U-notch, making target acquisition extremely fast in low-light. The enhanced short-reset and consistent trigger is the perfect choice for a defensive carry pistol.

Chambered for .45ACP, this latest edition of Springfield’s most popular pistol is engineered for a slim, single-stack frame just 6.5 inches long and under 5 inches high – ideal for the invisible fit and easy draw required of a concealed-carry pistol. The 3.3-inch barrel is Melonite® treated hammer-forged steel, with a 1:16 twist for outstanding accuracy in a sub-compact size. Dual springs and a full-length guide rod manage .45 recoil and help keep rounds on target without punishing the shooter’s hands.

The XD-S Mod.2 comes with two stainless steel magazines: a flush-fitting 5-round mag, and one 6-round mag with Mid-Mag X-Tension™. These magazines, unloaded and seated in the pistol, give the XD-S Mod.2 a weight of 21.5 ounces and 22.5 ounces, respectively. The single-stack magazines provide ample capacity in a remarkably slim design, giving the XD-S Mod.2 the ideal profile for concealed carry purposes.

For those looking for a constant-carry pistol, the new XD-S Mod.2 is the perfect choice. It embodies everything Springfield Armory stands for: constant improvement, high-quality, and a relentless commitment to one goal – forging firearms that enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

XD-S Mod2 45

World Champion Team Springfield Shooter, Rob Leatham, covers some of the highlights of the new XD-S Mod.2. The first variation is being released chambered for .45ACP with other calibers expected to follow soon.

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  1. I hope they release on in a 9mm. I’ve been carrying an XDM since they first released it and it by far is one of my most reliable guns. I’ve put damn near 10,000 rounds through it and never had a problem.

  2. Still have my Springfield 1911 .45 from years back, best hand gun I’ve ever owned (my S&W .357 magnum model 681 is my second best)
    I wouldn’t trade or sell either one of these!

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