NRA Gun of the Week: Springfield XD(S) 4.0 9 mm Pistol

In the 2014 American Rifleman feature, “Size Matters: Springfield’s XD(S) 4.0,” Wiley Clapp said, “The more noticeable virtue of the latest XDs was the trigger reset situation. It makes for a remarkably efficient system. It takes some practice, but you can really shoot fast with this pistol.” 

The Springfield Armory XD(S) serves best as a defensive tool, but range shooting with the recoil-operated, striker-fired pistol is also a blast, especially when running the extended magazines. The longer 4” barrel and extended sight radius on this version makes for accurate shooting, and as Wiley showed, groups with his .45 ACP test model at 25 yards landed inside of a 3” circle. With its aggressive grip sections, double safeties, nice factory sights and a great trigger, the XD(S) represents a real value.

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory
Model: Springfield Armory XD(S) 4.0
Importer: Springfield, Inc. 
Caliber: 9 mm Luger
Action: recoil-operated, semi-automatic center-fire pistol
Frame: molded polymer
Barrel: 4”
Rifling: 1:10” RH twist
Magazine: detachable box; seven- or nine-round capacity
Sights: dovetail rear, fiber-optic front
Trigger: 5.5 to 7.7 lbs. 
Overall Length: 7”
Weight: 25 ozs. 
MSRP: $499 (black), $549 (bi-tone)

For more on the Springfield XD(S), please enjoy the following articles:

Size Matters: Springfield’s XD(S) 4.0
Recoil Management: Springfield's 9 mm Luger XD(S)





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