For fans of the .45 ACP, Springfield Armory now has a new option in its XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP lineup. Now, the XD-M Elite Compact lineup encompasses three calibers, 9 mm Luger, 10 mm Auto and .45 ACP, and each model is available with either a milled slide or an included Springfield Hex Dragonfly red-dot optic.
Like the other models in the XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP lineup, the new .45 ACP model feature an all-black finish with a forged-steel, Melonite-finished barrel sitting inside the forged-steel, Melonite-finished slide. Both models of the new XD-M Elite Compact are offered with a milled slide cut, and should you choose to go with the optic-omitted option, the gun ships with a contoured cover plate installed. Also sitting atop the slide is a pair of sights, complete with a fiber-optic front blade and a Tactical Rack U-Dot rear sight.
Each XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP is equipped with Springfield's META enhanced trigger assembly. You'll also find a Picatinny accessory rail on the polymer frame, as well as bilateral slide-stop levers and an enlarged magazine-well funnel that eases reloading. Two 10-round magazines ship with each .45 ACP model of the XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP. Unloaded, the gun weighs 25 ozs. For the optics-ready OSP model, suggested retail pricing is $633, while the model that includes Springfield's Hex Dragonfly retails at an MSRP of $818. For more information, visit springfield-armory.com.