9x19 mm Parabellum
650 - 700 g
300 - 460
Range of effective fire
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.
pistol is available in various calibers, including 9x19 mm
Parabellum, .375 SIG, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.
Springfield Armory XD has some similarities with the Austrian
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.
has a polymer frame and is striker fired. It is a short-recoil
operated weapon, that fires with locked breech.
has no manual safeties. There is an automatic firing pin safety and
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.
has a cocked striker indicator. There is also a loaded chamber
is fed from double-stack magazines. However there are certain
compact versions that use single-stack magazines. Magazine release
button is ambidextrous.
has fixed sights. It is available with self-luminous night sights.
This feature allows to shoot more accurately in low light
Springfield Armory XD has an accessory rail for mounting tactical
flashlights or laser pointers.
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;
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;
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
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.