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Update: Springfield Armory XD-S Recall

Update: Springfield Armory XD-S Recall

In Aug. 2013, Springfield Armory issued a voluntary safety recall for their .45 ACP and 9mm XD-S pistols.

Springfield Armory has since developed a solution to the potential problem, which includes a free upgrade service for every XD-S affected.

The upgrade includes a new grip safety and other internal components, which have been reported to make the action smoother than its original form.

To distinguish whether an XD-S has received the upgrade, simply inspect the outside of the grip safety without disassembling the gun. Pistols that have received the upgrade have a visible roll pin on the left and right side of the grip safety.



Any XD-S pistol that does not have a visible roll pin on its grip safety should be sent to Springfield for service.

Springfield is doing everything possible to ensure XD-S pistols are being serviced and returned to customers in a prompt time frame.

According to Springfield Armory, "We pledge to you that we are working as fast as we can, and have greatly increased our staff and number of shifts to ensure that we are leveraging every hour in the day."

They are also publishing updates to their website every Friday afternoon, regarding wait times, technical details and frequently asked questions.




If your pistol has been affected by the recall, be sure to follow the correct process for sending in a gun for service.

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