The highly popular XD-S Mod.2 is now chambered for America's most shot centerfire cartridge — 9mm.
What's new on the XD-S Mod.2 9mm
- Enhanced Mod.2 grip texturing.
- Steeply stepped rear sight for tactical manipulation.
- “Grip Zone” not emblazoned on the grip.
- Without buttplate upgrade, old XD-S extended mags not compatible with new pistol.
Given American’s seemingly insatiable appetite for 9mm firearms, it was a bit of a shocker Springfield Armory opted to initially release the next generation of its popular single-stack striker-fired pistol in .45 ACP. In this day and age, it almost gave the impression of being plum backward.
That said, it was inevitable as the march of time the XD-S Mod.2 would eventually feed upon Parabellum and Springfield has not disappointed. The Illinois company followed up with its January release of the .45 model of the most popular pistol in its stable today with a 9mm version. Like the large-bore handgun, the new nine XD-S Mod.2 has the same ergonomic and trigger upgrades, as well as a more tactically adept rear sight.
Most notably, the pistol boasts the enhanced grip texturing familiar to other Springfield Mod.2 pistols and is leaps and bound of an improvement over the spikey and some might argue awkward texturing on the original XD-S. Mercifully (did I mention mercifully), the next generation of slim carry guns does not have “Grip Zone” emblazed down the center of the grip. The rear sight is also worth mention, as Springfield has replaced the gently slopping version of the old XD-S with a steeply stepped design. All steel, the 90-degree cut should make the concealed carry option more useful as an option to rack the slide off a belt or table if the occasion ever called for it.
The rest of the XD-S Mod.2 – dimensions, weight, barrel length, capacity – are nearly identically to the previous generation of the pistol. Even the old XD-S flush-fit magazines will work in the new pistol, however not the extended versions, which require a new Mod.2 buttplate for compatibility. The MSRP for the base model of the XD-S Mod.2 is $524.
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GENESEO, ILL. (8/01/18) – The next generation of the most popular pistol ever produced by Springfield Armory is now available in the most popular caliber with the introduction of the XD-S Mod.2 in 9mm.
Since the release of the XD-S Mod.2 in .45 ACP earlier this year, Springfield Armory has engineered a pistol specifically designed around the 9mm round, resulting in a smaller frame and slimmer profile in this latest version of the XD-S Mod.2. With a frame less than 1-inch wide, the XD-S Mod.2 9mm disappears under even the lightest clothing.
Built on a time-tested platform, the XD-S Mod.2 in 9mm was designed to achieve maximum concealability while maintaining life-saving reliability when you need it most. The XD-S Mod.2 in 9mm survived a grueling 25,000 round torture test without a failure. This is an amazing testament to the quality of the pistol especially when considering its small size.
The XD-S Mod.2 in 9mm features upgrades chosen to perfect the pistol for concealed carry. An AmeriGlo™ Pro-Glo tritium front sight makes target acquisition quick and accurate, while the tactical-rack serrated rear sight provides the added benefit of being able to rack the slide against available surfaces such as a belt, doorway, boot etc. should it become necessary to cycle the gun one-handed. A model is also available with a fiber optic front sight and tactical-rack serrated white dot rear sight. The enhanced grip texturing allows for a secure yet comfortable grip, wet or dry, and the new, longer Posi-Wedge slide serrations make the slide easier to grab and operate. A loaded chamber indicator allows shooters to not only see the condition of the gun, but to feel the condition of the gun when it’s placed in a holster, or in darkness and low-light. A newly designed grip safety immediately readies the gun to fire when gripped, but keeps the gun safe from firing during appendix or off-body carry. An additional drop safety in the striker block, in conjunction with the grip safety, prevents the gun from firing if dropped.
The XD-S Mod.2 frame positions a shooter’s grip higher on the gun, closer to the bore axis, for better recoil control and accuracy. Coupled with the dual captive recoil spring and full length guide rod, the XD-S Mod.2 in 9mm is soft shooting and well-balanced. An enhanced short reset trigger makes for fast, controllable follow up shots.
The XD-S Mod.2 ships with two stainless steel magazines: a 7-round mag with a pinkie rest and additional flush floor plate for carry and one 9-round extended magazine – perfect for home defense. An 8-round extended magazine is also available for purchase.
For those looking for a trusted every day carry handgun, the Springfield Armory XD-S platform is consistently amongst the most popular and widely-chosen carry guns on the market. The XD-S Mod.2 in 9mm will provide superior reliability, safety, and concealability when you need it most.
XD-S Mod.2 Specs:
Recoil System: Dual Spring w/ Full Length Guide Rod
Sights: Fiber Optic Front & Dovetail Rear (Steel)
Weight: 23 ozs.
Height: 4.4″ w/ Compact Mag, 5″ w/ Mid-Mag X-Tension™
Slide: Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish
Barrel: 3.3″ Hammer Forged, Steel, Melonite® / 1:10 Twist
Grip Width: .9″
Frame: Black Polymer
Magazine: 1 – 7 Round Flush Fitting, 1 – 8 Round With Mid-Mag X-Tension™, Stainless Steel
For more information on XD-S Mod.2 9mm, please visit: www.springfield-armory.com