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Springfield XD-S Mod.2 OSP Takes The Single-Stack Optics-Ready

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Boasting a slide cut, the Springfield XD-S Mod.2 OSP gives shooters an optic-ready, single-stack option.

What Does the Springfield Pistol Bring To The Table:

Once frowned upon as unreliable and burdensome, red-dot optics have stormed the gun world in recent years. Thank the world’s optics makers for this sea change. Shrunken down and tough as an Abrams tank, the next generation of micro red-dots are at once unassuming and battle tough. Not to mention, once mastered, they’ll get you on target in a split second.

Springfield Armory embraced the aiming technology a while ago, releasing optic-ready models such as Hellcat and XD-M. But the gun company has gone back to its roots with its recent entrant to this niche, expanding its most popular pistol line with a model ready to piggyback a red-dot. Shake hands with the Springfield XD-S Mod.2 OSP (Optic Sight Pistol).

Retaining the features shooters have grown to love, Springfield enhances the pistol with a factory-milled slide for the direct mounting of red-dot optics. At once, the mount reduces the profile of the sight making it more compatible with concealed carry and aids the optic in absorbing the recoil impulse of the pistol. Sure enough, the XD-S Mod.2 OSP is 9mm—not the buckiest of calibers, but enough produces to loosen screws or knock off the zero on lessor systems. When not in use, Springfield supplies a polymer cover plate, which fits seamlessly on the side and features cocking serrations to aid in manipulation.

The single-stack pistol is available with a factory-installed Crimson Trace CTS-1500 an auto-dimming unit that features a 3.5 MOA reticle. A sight cut in the optic allows XD-S Mod.2 OSP’s U-notch rear and front ramp sights to co-witnesses through the red-dot, but the iron sights do not appear to be high-rise. This could possibly cause issues with other optics. To that end, what other optics play nice with the pistol? Shield Sights series of mini-red dots, SIG Sauer Romeo Zero, Leupold DeltaPoint and the like.

As to the pistol itself, there are few surprises away from the slide. It’s pretty much an XD-S: polymer frame, striker-fired, 7+1-round and 9+1 capacity, ambidextrous mag release, passive grip and trigger safety, fairly positive front and back strap texturing. The one thing to be said, on optic on the pistol isn’t the worst idea to come down the road and should help the 3.3-inch gun accuracy given its terse sight radius. It’s fairly affordable to boot, the standard XD-S Mod.2 OSP’s MSRP set at $425 and the option with a Crimson Trace sight $549.


XD-S Mod.2 OSP Specs:
Caliber: 9mm
Color: Black
Barrel: 3.3″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, 1:10
Slide: Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish
Frame: Black Polymer w /Enhanced Grip Texture
Sights: White Dot Front, Serrated Rear, Crimson Trace CTS-1500 Red Dot
Recoil System: Dual Captive Recoil Spring w/ Full Length Guide Rod
Grip Width: .9″
Magazines: (1) 7-Round, (1) 9-Round Extended
Weight: 21.5 oz w/ Flush Mag, 22.5 oz w/ Extended Mag
Length: 6.3″
Height: 4.4″ w/ Flush Mag, 5″ w/ Extended Mag
MSRP: $429; Crimson Trace sight $549

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