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Springfield XD-S

Springfield XD-S

The latest addition to Springfield's popular Xtreme Duty (XD) line, the XD-S made its debut at SHOT Show 2012—and left as one of the show's most talked about new products.

Born of a desire to give shooters a compact, easy-to-conceal .45, the XD-S features a slim, single-stack design that's only one-inch in width. Its trigger has a short travel and a short reset to keep you on target, and the snag free sights make it holster friendly. The XD-S also comes with two interchangeable backstraps, letting shooters custom fit their grip, and the picatinny rail is just asking to be given an accessory.

In short, the XD-S delivers everything that has made the XD so popular (and then some) in a smaller package. Oh, and it's still chambered in the most popular defensive caliber of all time. If that's not deserving of a Gun of the Week nod, nothing is.

Technical Specifications:

Caliber: .45 ACP
Frame: Black Polymer
Slide: Forged Steel
Capacity: 5+1
Overall Length: 6.3"
Width: 1"
Height: 4.4"
Weight: 21.5 ozs.
MSRP: $599

For Further Reading:

Mark Keefe's Take on the Springfield XD-S
Straight from SHOT Show 2012: The XD-S On the Range


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