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Springfield Armory XD

Semi-automatic pistol

Springfield Armory XD

The Springfield Armory XD is a licensed version of a Croatian HS2000

 
 
Caliber 9x19 mm Parabellum
Weight (empty) 650 - 700 g
Length 180 mm
Barrel length 103 mm
Muzzle velocity 300 - 460 m/s
Magazine capacity 16 rounds
Sighting range 50 m
Range of effective fire 50 m

 

   The Springfield Armory X-treme Duty (XD) is a licensed version of a Croatian HS2000 pistol. The Croatian HS2000 has been imported to the United States since 1999. In 2002 the Springfield Armory obtained licensing rights for this pistol to sell it in the USA. It allowed the company to enter the market of polymer-frame striker-fired pistols. The Springfield Armory changed the name of this weapon and introduced many manufacturing improvements. Also the company added various models with different calibers, sizes, barrel lengths and finishes. The Springfield XD pistols are used by the US police and law enforcement agencies. These weapons are also available for civil customers.

   The XD pistol is available in various calibers, including 9x19 mm Parabellum, .375 SIG, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.

   The Springfield Armory XD has some similarities with the Austrian Glock 17. Also it has some design features of SIG Sauer pistols. Nevertheless it is an independent design and has a distinctly different trigger action and many other differences.

   This handgun has a polymer frame and is striker fired. It is a short-recoil operated weapon, that fires with locked breech.

   This weapon has no manual safeties. There is an automatic firing pin safety and an automatic M1911-style grip safety. The last mentioned locks the slide and prevents it from cycling, so the gun can not be loaded if the grip safety is not fully engaged. There is also a drop safety that prevents the striker from releasing if the pistol is dropped or exposed to impact. Manual thumb safety is available as an option on some models.

   This pistol has a cocked striker indicator. There is also a loaded chamber indicator.

   This weapon is fed from double-stack magazines. However there are certain compact versions that use single-stack magazines. Magazine release button is ambidextrous.

   This weapon has fixed sights. It is available with self-luminous night sights. This feature allows to shoot more accurately in low light conditions.

   The Springfield Armory XD has an accessory rail for mounting tactical flashlights or laser pointers.

 

Variants

 

   Springfield Armory XD series. It is a baseline series of pistols. It includes full-size, compact and subcompact pistols. Number in the designation denotes the caliber. For example the XD-9 is chambered in 9x19 mm, and XD-40 is chambered in .40 S&W. Other available calibers include .45 ACP, and .375 SIG;

   Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 series. It is an improved series of XD pistols. As before, this series includes full-size, compact and subcompact models, chambered in various calibers;

   Springfield Armory XD(M) series. It is a series of pistols with match grade barrels. This series was introduced in 2007. These pistols are available chambered in 9x19 mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Also various barrel lengths are available;

   Springfield Armory XD-S series. This series appeared in 2012. It is a series of subcompact pistols with single-stack magazines. The letter "S" in the designation denotes a "single-stack" magazine. These weapons were specially designed for concealed carrying. These pistols are chambered in 9x19 mm or .45 ACP calibers. The XD-S series also introduced some changes in the trigger and safety mechanisms. Its automatic grip safety do not locks the slide.

 

 
Springfield Armory XD

Springfield Armory XD

Springfield Armory XD

Springfield Armory XD

Springfield Armory XD


 
Springfield Armory XD

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