Chambered for 9 mm Luger and featuring an exposed hammer with a bilateral safety/decocker lever, the XD-E from Springfield Armory is quite different than anything we’ve seen from the importer of service-grade, Croatian-built pistols. The XD-E features a thin, polymer frame that accepts single-stack magazines that borrow heavily from Springfield’s previous single-stack design, the XD-S. Additionally, the XD-E frame boasts the company’s Grip Zone treatment, an enhancement first seen with the release of the XD Mod. 2.
To learn more about this true double-action/single-action, hammer-fired pistol from Springfield Armory, check out this week's NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz.
Importer:Springfield Armory Model: XD-E Action: double-action/single-action, hammer-fired, semi-automatic center-fire pistol Caliber: 9 mm Luger Slide: forged steel, melonite finish Barrel: 3.3" hammer forged, melonite finish Frame: black polymer with textured grip Sights: three-dot configuration; combat-style rear, fiber-optic post front Weight: 25 ozs. Magazine: eight- and nine-round detachable box MSRP: $519