Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact pistol, lead

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.

Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact right

XD-M Elite Models

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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