Springfield Armory announced last month that it has some 10mm handguns in the works.
News of this came during a Q&A exchange posted on the Springfield Youtube channel. Justin Larsen, a Springfield enthusiast, posed the following question to the panel via Facebook, “When are we going to see some 10mm goodness come to the Springfield lineup?”
“We’re already working on an XD(M) 10mm. It’s only a matter of how long it will be before we will have something,” said Dennis Reese, CEO of Springfield Armory. “So I know we have been working on this for awhile, but I do believe that we are near the end on it. It’s just probably a 2017 product. So we’ll keep you informed on that.”
“As far as the 1911 is concerned, we are talking about that,” Reese continued. “Seeing if we can come up with some kind of a TRP-style version of a 10mm. I think a lot of the folks out in the Northwest, from my understanding, they get all excited about 10mm. So I hope finally we’re going to have something for you customers that are really into that caliber.”
Yes, there are a lot of 10mm fanboys out there. It’s a great round for both self-defense and hunting.
“It has a strong following… the 10mm, a little bit smaller bullet than the .45 ACP, a lot more velocity,” explained legendary competitive shooter, Rob Leatham. “It has a lot more energy so for people who are looking for a little more punch it’s a great package, and that 1911 and XD(M) fall into being perfect platforms for that.”
We’ll keep you posted on any developments along these lines.
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