Thanks to its XD-S in .45 ACP, Springfield Armory was one of the toasts of SHOT Show 2012. Heck, the XD-S was so innovative that it went on to be named the American Rifleman Handgun of the Year. When you hit a home run like that, there's not a lot that needs changing, and Springfield agreed. So, for 2013, Springfield rolled out a slightly updated version of the XD-S: except this time it's in 9 mm.
The firearm industry’s safety record is enviable, and the manner in which the few recalls are handled reflects well on the professionals at each company’s helm. Take the recent voluntary recall of certain Springfield 3.3 XD-S 9 mms and .45 ACPs, for example.
Veteran competitive shooters Kippi and Rob Leatham chat about the safety features of the Spingfield XD-S and why it is the perfect gun for new shooters.