Introducing Springfield Armory's Full-Size XD Mod.2 Tactical Pistol

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posted on January 15, 2016
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Springfield Armory has launched a full-size XD Mod.2 Tactical model, designed for recreation, self-defense or competition. Boasting an extra-long sight radius, the 5" barrel adds a little more weight up front, which helps control muzzle flip and and facilitate easier target acquisition.

The XD Mod.2 5” Tactical Model packs 16+1 rounds of 9 mm ammo in its two included stainless steel magazines. While it’s a double-stack design, it’s not too thick to carry like many other competition models. Measuring just 1.19" wide, it’s a 1/10th of an inch narrower than most double stacks on the market, and barely wider than single stack pistols with far less capacity.

World Shooting Champion and Team Springfield Captain Rob Leatham says this is the Mod.2 he has been waiting for. “The XD Mod.2 Tactical is optimized to increase its performance," he says, noting its longer slide, full-length frame, increased weight and an increased gripping area size. “This gun is pretty much everything I want in a competition-capable package without being too big, or too heavy for other uses.” 

Other features on this pistol that make it ideal for any use are high cutouts on the back of the grip and behind the trigger, and new Grip Zone contours and texturing. Front sights are fiber optic, paired with a low profile combat rear sight. The bright fiber optic tube leaps into view while the rear sight is shaped so it won’t catch on holsters or clothing.  

The new XD Mod.2 Tactical model is available in black with a Melonite slide or Bi-Tone with a forged stainless steel slide. Overall dimensions measure 8.3" long and 5.5" tall. 

To learn more, go to springfield-armory.com. To enter to win the new XD Mod.2 Tactical, go to http://hubs.ly/H01R9Hw0

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