First Look: Springfield Armory XD-S .40


Springfield Armory announced the addition of the XD-S .40 to its popular XD-S lineup. Customers can now choose between all major self-defense calibers - 9mm, .45 ACP, and .40 caliber - in the XD-S line from Springfield Armory.

Law enforcement users may appreciate the new caliber option that is likely to match that of their service gun, simplifying the process of ammo compatibility between primary and backup. Civilian users can appreciate the increased capacity over the .45 ACP XD-S while still packing a major caliber.

"While customers appreciate the choice between 9mm and .45 ACP in the Springfield Armory XD-S lineup, we wanted to make things easier for our law enforcement users," Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese said. "Many departments are standardized on the .40 caliber, and we wanted to make it easier to choose the XD-S as a backup to their primary service weapon. Besides, many concealed carry customers prefer to carry the same caliber as their local law enforcement officers, so they'll appreciate having the option of a .40 caliber model too."

The XD-S also comes in a version with a stainless steel slide.

At a mere .9 inches wide, the Springfield Armory XD-S is one of the more concealable pistol options on the market. The combination of grip texturing, interchangeable backstraps and a well-proportioned frame allow shooters to get a solid grip and easily control the XD-S.

Even with its single-stack design, customers don't have to sacrifice capacity. The new .40 caliber model fits 6+1 rounds using the flush magazine and 7+1 with the included Mid-Mag. The 9mm and .45 ACP models hold 7+1 and 5+1 rounds, respectively.

As with the existing 9mm and .45 ACP Springfield Armory XD-S models, the .40 caliber is available with either a black Melonite or stainless steel slide. Both slide options pair with a black polymer frame. The new XD-S .40 includes a high-visibility fiber optic front sight and low-profile combat rear sight for snag-free draws from the holster.

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