Springfield XD-M Elite OSP Tactical FDE 9mm
Springfield Armory’s new 9mm XD-M Elite OSP Tactical sets a new standard in performance and features from a factory striker-fired pistol. Starting with their proven XD-M model, Springfield has refined and upgraded nearly each part of the pistol. It’s optics ready, suppressor ready, has a new Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META) system, suppressor height sights, a flared magwell, and more. The XD-M Elite OSP Tactical is prepared for any situation straight from the box. Currently, there are 4 different XD-M Elite models, all in 9mm, with barrel lengths ranging from 3.8” to 5.25”. The OSP Tactical version is offered in FDE and black, while the others are only offered in black. It comes standard with a soft sided pistol case, interchangeable backstraps for that custom fit, 2 x 22-round magazines, additional flush fitting baseplates, optics mounting plates, and a standard gun lock.
Blacked out steel sights sit on top of the forged steel slide. They are suppressor height and feature a tactical rack ledge. Suppressor height sights allow you to see over the suppressor and allows you to co-witness with your red dot. A tactical rack ledge gives you the ability to manipulate the slide (on clothing or a stationary object) one-handed in the event of an injury. The Tactical model sports a Melonite coated, match-grade, hammer forged, 5.28” threaded barrel with a 1:10 twist rate and ½ x 28 thread pitch. A horizontally serrated thread protector comes with the barrel and keeps threads safe and clean. Melonite coatings are extremely durable and wear resistant.
The steel forged slide has been factory Cerakoted in Desert FDE and comes optics ready. Springfield enlarged the front and rear slide serrations and provide positive traction in all conditions. The top of the slide features a loaded chamber indicator that rises above the slide for visual and physical confirmation the gun is loaded. There’s also a striker indicator on the back plate to verify the pistol is cocked and ready to fire. Springfield provides several different red dot mounting plates for the Vortex Venom, Burris Fastfire, Leupold DP/DP Pro, Jpoint MRD, and the Trijicon RMR.
Melonite coated internals and a single piece full length guide rod are housed by the Desert FDE Polymer frame. Both the slide and magazine release are fully ambidextrous and easy to use. The grip features Springfield’s popular grip safety. The grip has an enhanced grip pattern that keeps the gun in place while remaining comfortable to hold. A standard picatinny rail at the front of the frame allows for accessory use. The base of the grip features an enlarged magwell for rapid reloads and can be removed.
At the core of the new Elite series is the updated META system featuring a flat face trigger with blade safety and integral overtravel stop. The META delivers a crisp break and reset that results in one of the best factory triggers found in a polymer-framed pistol.
MSRP on the new XD-M Elite Tactical OSP FDE is $709 but you can find on from your local dealer on GunsAmerica for less.
Learn more at Springfield: https://www.springfield-armory.com/xd-series-handguns/xd-m-elite-handguns/