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NRA Gun of the Week: Springfield Armory XD-E Pistol

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 

Additional Reading:

Tested: Springfield Armory XD-E Single-Stack 9 mm Pistol
Video Exclusive: The Springfield XD-E Pistol
Review: Springfield XD Mod.2 Subcompact


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