5 Solid CCW Accessories for the Springfield Armory XD-S

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posted on December 18, 2018
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One of today's most-popular concealed-carry guns comes from Springfield Armory in the form of its XD-S. Based on the popular, striker-fired XD platform, the XD-S is a single-stack variant, making the gun slimmer and easier to conceal for everyday carry. Manufacturers across the market have come up with a number of accessories designed to make this great pistol even better, providing enhanced performance, heightened visibility and comfortable carry for a total personal-defense package. Take a look at these five accessories here:

A.
Designed specifically for the Springfield Armory XD-S, the Crimson Trace LG-469G Green Laserguard easily anchors to the pistol’s trigger guard to enhance accuracy via a highly visible green laser. The company’s instinctive activation allows actuation by simply gripping the pistol in a normal firing grip. A single 1/3N battery is included and provides 2 hours of continuous run time.
MSRP: $309 crimsontrace.com

B. Combining a high-visibility design with the low-light utility of tritium, XS Sights’ F8 Night Sights feature a bright-orange photo-luminescent front ring surrounding a tritium ampule paired with a wide, rear-sight notch that instinctively draws the eye to the colored front post. A figure-eight sight picture provides rapid, foolproof alignment helping shooters differentiate the front and rear sights under stress. A rear-sight ledge aids one-handed malfunction clearances. MSRP: $142 xssights.com

C. In addition to being configured for right- or left-handed use, the Mission First Tactical Springfield XD-S Holster features Boltaron construction combined with an ultra-thin profile to lessen the likelihood of printing while maximizing comfort. Versatility is enhanced further by the capability of being worn in appendix carry, IWB or OWB. An adjustable design allows customization, including 30 degrees of adjustable cant and a Phillips-head screw for the perfect amount of retention. MSRP: $49.99 missionfirsttactical.com

D. Custom-molded for a variety of top-selling handguns, including the Springfield XD-S, the Pachmayr Tactical Grip Glove is made from the company’s popular Decelerator material, which reduces felt recoil while improving controllability and providing welcome purchase. Ventilated side panels offer stylish aesthetics. Best of all, installation is hassle-free, and it fits like a glove. MSRP: $13.98 pachmayr.com

E. Machined out of 7075-T6 aluminum, the Overwatch Precision BRZ Trigger is designed to be a drop-in replacement for an OEM XD-S “bang switch.” In addition to being compatible with 9 mm, .45 ACP and .40 S&W and Mod.2 variants, the shoe is type II and III hard-coat anodized to resist wear. The face of the shoe boasts a semi-flat contour that allows for a self-correcting straight-rearward press with reduced overtravel, resulting in a crisp, clean break and a tactile reset for enhanced accuracy and comfort. MSRP: $89.99 overwatchprecision.com

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