Springfield has unveiled its new XD-S Mod.2 pistol for 2018.

Chambered in .45 ACP, the XD-S Mod.2 offers up a number of new upgrades. First, the shooter’s grip will be higher up on the gun, closer to the bore axis, which boosts control and reduces recoil. When you combine this with the thinner beavertail, the comfort factor is upped from the standard XD-S.

The next upgrade to note is the enhanced grip texturing, which gives the end user a solid feel and secure hold—a must in defensive situations. The grip—the width of which is just .975 inches—also includes the company’s longer Posi-Wedge serrations making the slide easier to grab and rack.

The XD-S Mod.2 also comes with an SA front sight with Ameriglo’s Pro-Glo green tritium in a yellow luminescent circle, paired up with an SA tactical-rack serrated steel rear sight with a U-notch for easy target acquisition in low-light scenarios. The enhanced short-reset and consistent trigger, the company says, make this gun a solid choice for defensive carry.

The latest version of Springfield’s XD-S boasts a slim, single-stack frame that is 6.5 inches in length and under five inches high. Meanwhile, the pistol features a 3.3-inch, Melonite treated hammer-forged steel barrel with a 1:16 twist. Dual springs and a full-length guide rod help manage the gun’s recoil and “keep rounds on target without punishing the shooter’s hands,” the presser says. The pistol also comes with a loaded chamber indicator.

The XD-S Mod.2 ships with a flush-fitting 5-round mag and one 6-round mag with Mid-Mag X-Tension. These magazines, when empty, give the gun an overall weight of 21.5 ounces and 22.5 ounces, respectively.

Springfield has announced three versions of the XD-S Mod.2. One with a fiber optic sight (MSRP: $568), one with a tritium night sight (MSRP: $618) and one with a red Viridian laser (MSRP: $598).

Check out the specs and a video below. For more on the gun, visit

XD-S Mod.2 Specs


  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Magazines: 1 5-round, flush fitting/1 6-round with Mid Mag, Stainless steel
  • Barrel: 3.3″ hammer forged, steel, Melonite/1:16 RH twist
  • Sights: Fiber ofptic front & tactical rack serrated white dot rear
  • Frame: Black polymer with enhanced grip texture
  • Slide: Forged steel, Melonite finish
  • Recoil System: Dual captive recoil spring with full length guide rod
  • Length: 6.5″
  • Height: 4.4″ with flush mag/5″ with Mid-Mag
  • Grip Width: .975″
  • Weight w/Empty Mag: 21.5 oz with Flush mag/22.2 oz with Mid-Mag

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