Springfield Armory first announced its XD-M Elite pistol line back January. The first entries in the handgun lineup had capacities of either 20+1 or 22+1. Yeah, pretty big. On Tuesday, Springfield decided to add another pistol to the lineup: the highly concealable Springfield XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact.
Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact
Each pistol in the XD-M Elite lineup features Springfield’s new Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META) system. It features a flat face an integral overtravel stop, delivering an improved pull.
The magazines also gain an upgrade. The 3.8″ Compact comes with a 14+1 capacity overall. Adding to the versatility, the magazine well removes, interchanging between extended and flared wells to help with faster reloads.
XD-M Elite Models
- Tactical OSP
- 3.8″ Compact
With five different models, ranging from the 3.8″ to the full-size Elite Precision, Springfield offers a new XD-M for nearly any pursuit. The 3.8″ Compact features a shortened frame for concealed carry. The 3.8″ Compact ships with two, 14-round magazines. Again, that 14+1 capacity is pretty sweet consider its overall length of just 6.93 inches.
The sighting system features a fiber-optic front sight. Meanwhile, a U-Dot rear sight completes the sight picture. An ambi slide stop and slide serration aid in manipulations. Lastly is MSRP, which comes in at $559. Overall, we’ve enjoyed the XD-M Elite series so far, and this entry looks like a good one. For more information, visit springfield-armory.com.
Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact Specs
- Caliber: 9mm
- Magzines: Two 14-round mags
- Barrel: 3.8-inch steel, Melonite finish; Hammer forged, 1:10 twist
- Sights: Fiber-optic front, Tactical Rack U-Dot rear
- Frame: Black polymer
- Slide: Forged steel, Melonite finish
- Recoil System: One piece full length guide rod
- Overall Length: 6.93 inches
- Height: 4.58 inches
- Grip Width: 1.2 inches
- Overall Weight: 27 ounces (with empty magazine)
- MSRP: $559
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