Springfield Armory announced the addition of a brand new XD-S carry pistol. The XD-S .40 rounds out the lineup of the world's most shooter-friendly carry handgun by adding the popular .40 S&W self-defense caliber. Customers can now choose between all major self-defense calibers - 9 mm, .45 ACP, and .40 S&W - in one of the slimmest and easiest to conceal guns on the market.
Law enforcement users will appreciate the new caliber option that is likely to match that of their service gun, simplifying the process of ammo compatibility between primary and backup. Civilian users will appreciate the increased capacity over the .45 ACP XD-S while still packing a major caliber.
“While customers appreciate the choice between 9 mm and .45 ACP in the XD-S lineup, we wanted to make things easier for our law enforcement users,” says Dennis Reese, Springfield Armory CEO. “Many departments are standardized on the .40 caliber, and we wanted to make it easier to choose the XD-S as a backup to their primary service weapon. Besides, many concealed carry customers prefer to carry the same caliber as their local law enforcement officers, so they’ll appreciate having the option of a .40 caliber model too.”
The svelte XD-S design has become the standard to beat for concealed carry. Just .9 inches wide, the XD-S is effortless to conceal. Unlike most small handguns, it’s also a pleasure to shoot. The combination of thoughtful grip texturing, interchangeable backstraps and a perfectly proportioned frame allow shooters to get a solid grip and easily control the XD-S.
Even with its single-stack design, customers don’t have to sacrifice capacity. The new .40 caliber model fits 6+1 rounds using the flush magazine and 7+1 with the included Mid-Mag. The 9 mm and .45 ACP models hold 7+1 / 8+1 and 5+1 / 6+1 rounds respectively.
As with the existing 9 mm and .45 ACP XD-S models, the .40 S&W is available with either a black Melonite or stainless steel slide. Both slide options pair with a weight-saving black polymer frame. The new XD-S .40 includes a high visibility fiber optic front sight and low profile combat rear sight for snag free draws from the holster.