Springfield Armory has expanded its XD-S series of carry pistols to include a .40-cal. model. Until now, the pistol has been offered only in 9 mm and .45 ACP.
Civilian users will appreciate the increased capacity over the .45 ACP XD-S while still being able to pack a major caliber, but the pistol might especially intrigue the law enforcement community.
“While customers appreciate the choice between 9 mm and .45 ACP in the XD-S lineup, we wanted to make things easier for our law enforcement users,” says Dennis Reese, Springfield Armory CEO. “Many departments are standardized on the .40 caliber, and we wanted to make it easier to choose the XD-S as a backup to their primary service weapon. Besides, many concealed-carry customers prefer to carry the same caliber as their local law enforcement officers, so they’ll appreciate having the option of a .40 caliber model too.”
At a slim .9" wide, the XD-S features unique grip texturing, interchangeable backstraps and a perfectly proportioned frame. Even with its single-stack design, customers don’t have to sacrifice capacity. The new .40 cal. model fits 6+1 rounds using the flush magazine and 7+1 with the included Mid-Mag. The 9 mm and .45 ACP models hold 7+1 / 8+1 and 5+1 / 6+1 rounds respectively.
As with the existing 9 mm and .45 ACP XD-S models, the .40 cal. is available with either a black Melonite or stainless-steel slide. Both slide options pair with a weight-saving black polymer frame. The new XD-S includes a high visibility fiber optic front sight and low profile combat rear sight for snag-free draws from the holster.