Springfield has rounded out its XD-S Mod.2 line, now offering the single-stack, striker-fired in .40 Smith & Wesson.
How The XD-S Mod.2 .40 Smith & Wesson Is Ready For Carry:
- 6+1 capacity with flush-fit magazine and 7+1 with extended mag
- Low-profile .975-inch width and 4.7-inch height
- Sub-compact 3.3-inch barrel
- Around 22 ounces in weight
The tidal wave of single-stack, polymer-frame, striker-fired pistols continues to roll. No fighting trend lines. Though, this time around there is a bit of a twist and good news, if you’re a fan of the “Mama Bear” .40 Smith & Wesson.
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Springfield Armory recently announced the addition of the tweener caliber for its popular XD-S Mod.2 line, now giving shooters a choice of the pistol in the three most popular defensive chamberings. The series kicked off with, what else, the 9mm, which Springfield then buttressed with a .45 ACP model. And like the .40 S&W itself, the new XD-S Mod.2 strikes a middle ground between the existing options. At least, when it comes to capacity. The pistol feed off 6+1 flush-fit and 7+1 extend magazines – one less than the 9mm and one more than the .45.
If you’re familiar with the XD-S Mod.2 line, the .40 S&W won’t throw you any curveballs. It comes with the same accruements: fiber-optic front sight, tactical rack serrated rear, Melonite finish on all the steel and a 3.3-inch barrel. And like its predecessors, it’s the dimensions that made the single-stack so popular in the first place, particularly its highly concealable .975-inch width and 4.7-inch height (with flush-fit mag). The price is right too, with the XD-S Mod.2 .40 Smith & Wesson boasting an MSRP of $524.
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GENESEO, ILL. – Springfield Armory’s most popular selling pistol, the XD-S Mod.2, is now chambered in .40 S&W, and holds 6+1 or 7+1 rounds in this premiere concealed carry firearm.
Following the release of the XD-S Mod.2 in .45 ACP and 9mm, Springfield is bringing the .40 S&W back by customer request, rounding out the line with an ideal cartridge for the highly-respected XD-S platform. Engineered with a slim profile that is optimized for concealed carry, the small frame and single stack design achieves the ideal combination of both size and reliability.
The XD-S Mod.2 in .40 S&W features popular characteristics known throughout the XD-S Mod.2 product lineup, such as a fiber optic front sight for fast target acquisition, and a tactical-rack rear sight. This style of rear sight provides the added benefit of being able to rack the slide against objects such as a belt or door frame if neccessary. Aggressive Posi-Wedge slide serrations encourage easy manipulation of the slide, while enhanced grip texturing allows for a secure and comfortable feel for controlled, repeated rounds on target.
A high-hand grip is also encouraged through the XD-S Mod.2 frame by positioning a shooter’s hand closer to the bore axis for improved recoil control. A loaded chamber indicator allows shooters to not only see, but feel the condition of the gun when holstered or in darkness. The grip safety encourages peace of mind while carrying by rendering the firearm incapable of firing unless engaged. The XD-S Mod.2 in .40 S&W also features an enhanced short-reset trigger and memory bump similar to those on 1911s, which allows for effortless engagement of the grip safety.
The XD-S Mod.2 in .40 S&W ships with two stainless steel magazines: a 6-round mag with a pinkie rest and one 7-round extended mag. A flush floor plate is also included to offer maximum concealability.
XD-S Mod.2 .40 Smith & Wesson Specs
Recoil System: Dual Captive Recoil Spring w/ Full Length Guide Rod
Sights: Fiber Optic Front & Tactical Rack Serrated White Dot Rear
Weight: 22 oz – 23 oz w/ Extended Magazine
Height: 4.7″ – 5.22″ w/ Extended Magazine
Slide: Forged Steel, Melonite®
Barrel: 3.3″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite®
Grip Width: .975″
Frame: Black Polymer w/ Enhanced Grip Texture
Magazines: (1) 6-Round w/ Grip Extension, (1) 7-Round Extended & (1) Flush Plate
For more information on the XD-S Mod.2, please visit www.springfield-armory.com.
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