Springfield Armory has worked some engineering magic in the new XD(M) 10mm by not increasing the size of the grip while delivering a capacity of 15+1 rounds with a flush fitting magazine. The 10mm round shoots flatter and faster than a 45 and comes in bullet weights ranging from 135 to 220 grains making it ideal for everything from self defense to hunting bear.
Springfield retained all the features that make the XD(M) series so desirable. It has the same grip angle as a 1911. The frame incorporates a grip safety, firing pin block and trigger safety to ensure that this is one of the safest pistols available. It has 3 interchangeable backstraps so it can be fitted to the shooter. The XD(M) also has an oversized ambidextrous magazine release making mag changes quick and easy for both strong hand and weak hand reloads.
There are 2 options available for the XD(M) 10mm; 4.5-inch and 5.25-inch barrels. The longer barrel will give better ballistic performance while the 4.5-inch barrel is better suited for a general purpose firearm.
The 5.25 comes with adjustable steel rear sights designed with a “shelf” for tactical rack. The front steel sight has a fiber optic insert and comes with extra fiber optic rods in red and green to match your needs. The Melonite slide is extremely durable and has a lightening cut out in the top that reduces mass and allows for flatter shooting and faster target acquisition on follow up shots.
The (M) stands for match grade. Springfield uses a hammer forged match grade barrel and includes a match trigger with crisper release and shorter reset making the gun a delight to shoot and improving accuracy.
GunsAmerica tested the XD(M) 10mm and ran 10,000 rounds through it in 2 days with no failures. You can read the review here (https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/sa-xdm-10mm-review/ ) and see the torture test here (https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/sa-xdm-10mm-10000-round-test/)
You can usually find the XD(M) 10mm on GunsAmerica for around $780.