Springfield Armory XD Sub-Compact
The Springfield Armory XD Sub-Compact has a 3-inch barrel and shortened frame that make it easily concealable yet it has astonishing capacity. It comes with two magazines; a full size that extends below the grip to make it feel like a larger duty pistol, with a capacity of 16+1 of 9mm, and a flush-fitting magazine for better concealment, with a capacity 13+1.
The state of readiness is easily determined with an indicator on the top of the slide that protrudes when there is a round in the chamber and a striker indicator that extends from the back of the slide when cocked so the firing condition can be detected while maintaining the target.
The controls on the XD Sub-Compact are easily accessible and intuitive. Its ambidextrous magazine release is large enough to make confident, quick mag changes. There are three safeties: a blade safety on the trigger, a grip safety on the beavertail and an internal firing pin block to provide maximum confidence. The slide release is relatively flush with the frame, so it reduces snagging and yet provides a positive feel.
The hammer-forged steel slide has a dovetail front sight and an exceptionally strong steel rear sight with white dots. It is 6.25 inches long and has a Melonite finish for nearly maintenance-free service.
The XD Mod.2 Subcompact is a refined version of the original. The slide is slightly recontoured so that it is slimmer at the top and more rounded on the front. It has a fiber optic front sight and comes with replacement fiber tubes in green and red so it can be changed based on the shooter’s preference.
The biggest differences in the Mod.2 are the Grip Zone texture, reshaped indention behind the trigger and no-snag curved trigger guard. The Grip Zone has three different textures to match where the grip touches the hand which provides more secure contact. The redesigned indention behind the trigger allows the thumb to rest more naturally around the gun. Springfield rounded the front of the trigger guard to make it easier to conceal and reduce printing.
Springfield Armory makes the XD Sub-Compact series in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. To see all the options on XD Sub-Compacts go to https://www.springfield-armory.com/all-products/
The XD and XD Mod.2 are great guns and, with the variety of refinements and options, will exceed most shooters’ expectations. You can usually find the XD Sub-Compact on GunsAmerica for around $450 and the XD Mod.2 Sub- Compact for around $525.
Find one on GunsAmerica: https://www.gunsamerica.com//search.aspx?c=1623,664&keyword=compact
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 now through June 30th and get three extra magazines.