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First Look: Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8-Inch Compact OSP 9mm Pistol

Springfield Armory has announced the newest addition to the XD-M Elite series — the XD-M Elite 3.8-inch Compact OSP. This EDC-ready 9mm redefines what you should expect from modern, striker-fired pistols.

First Look: Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8-Inch Compact OSP 9mm Pistol

(Photo courtesy of Springfield Armory)

The Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP 9mm is designed for concealed carry, combining impressive capacity and performance with concealable dimensions for ease of carry. The 3.8" match-grade Melonite-finished barrel maximizes ballistic performance while remaining compact for concealability, and the compact-grip frame houses a double-column stainless steel magazine that provides 14+1 capacity in the two included magazines.


As an Optical Sight Pistol (OSP), the new XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP features a removable seamless cover plate that reveals a mounting location for the optic of your choice, such as the new HEX Dragonfly or HEX Wasp.

Springfield XD-M Elite Compact OSP 9mm Pistol
(Photo courtesy of Springfield Armory)

To facilitate quick reloads, the XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP also features a removable extended and flared “short” magwell. An additional benefit of the removable magwell is that you can quickly convert the pistol from a compact to a full-size frame with a 19+1 capacity. This is accomplished by simply removing the magwell and employing optional full-size XD-M magazines with compatible magazine sleeves.

At the heart of the pistol is the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META) system, a superbly refined trigger designed to wring out the most from the pistol’s most important interface with the shooter. Featuring a flat face and integral overtravel stop, the META system delivers the finest trigger pull available on a production polymer-framed pistol.


The XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP includes an ambidextrous slide stop and magazine release, ensuring that it can be run easily by either hand. Additionally, improved slide serrations with enlarged grasping grooves provide enhanced ergonomics and slip-free purchase. Topping off its forged steel slide is Springfield Armory’s Tactical Rack U-Dot rear sight. It features a u-shaped white outline and works in concert with the high-visibility fiber optic front sight.

Springfield XD-M Elite Compact OSP 9mm Pistol
(Photo courtesy of Springfield Armory)

In addition to being offered as a standalone pistol with an MSRP of $633, the XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP also is being packaged with the HEX Dragonfly for an MSRP of $818.

“This newest addition to the XD-M Elite line of pistols gives shooters and concealed carry users a great option for a red dot-ready EDC pistol,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “Features like its optics capability, fully ambidextrous controls and a funneled, removable magwell make the XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP a must-have for CCW.”




If you need a capable and powerful 9mm pistol that combines ultra-refined performance with concealable dimensions, then look no further than the new XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP.

XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP 9mm Pistol Specs:

Frame: Black Polymer
Barrel: 3.8” Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite Finish, 1:10
Slide: Forged Steel, Melonite Finish, Optics Ready
Recoil System: Captive
Magazines: (2) 14-Round
Grip Width: 1.2”
Length: 6.75”
Height: 4.58”
Weight: 27.5oz

XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP 9mm | XDME9389CBHCOSP
To see the XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP, visit: spr-ar.com/r/4646.

XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP 9mm w/ HEX Dragonfly | XDME9389CBHCOSPD
To see the XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP with HEX Dragonfly, visit: spr-ar.com/r/4647.

To see the entire XD-M Elite line, visit: spr-ar.com/r/4648


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