Springfield Armory XD-E
The XD-E is a hammer-fired, double action/single action (DA/SA) polymer pistol that is ideal for home defense and concealed carry applications. It is ultra-compact with comparable dimensions to the Springfield XD-S. The external hammer provides several benefits over traditional striker-fired pistols. It reduces the effort to rack the slide by 27 percent, it can be carried “cocked and locked” like a 1911, and the ambidextrous safety also acts as a decocker that resets the trigger so it can be carried in DA or SA mode. It provides the ultimate safety especially for those who want to appendix carry.
The exposed hammer clearly signals the XD-E’s state of readiness. It can be manually cocked so it operates as a single action and can provide a second chance on light strikes or stubborn primers. The hammer allows easy selection between DA/SA operation. The trigger is smooth and crisp.
The XD-E features steel combat rear sights with white dots and a highly visible fiber-optic front sight. It comes with two magazines, a lock, a bore brush and extra fiber optic tubes. Offered in both 9mm and .45 ACP configurations, the pistols hold 8 or 9+1 rounds of 9mm and 6 or 7+1 rounds of .45 ACP respectively.
The low effort slide has six deep cut grooves for positive grip. The polymer frame has a front auxiliary rail for lights and/or lasers. It is an inch wide and weighs 25 ounces in 9mm or 23 ounces in .45 ACP.
The XD-E retails for between $525 and $598 depending on configuration but you can usually find them on GunsAmerica starting at $480. Click here to browse the current listings.
To learn more about the XD-E visit the Springfield Armory website.
Special Promo! Get 3 Free Mags!
Springfield is running their Gear Up promotion right now. It is available on this gun and several other XD models. Buy a Springfield XD-E now through June 30th and get three extra magazines.
To read more about the Springfield Armory XD-E, check out these popular articles on GunsAmerica:
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- It’s Hammer Time! Springfield’s New 9mm XD-E – Full Review