First Look: Springfield Armory Adds Two Models to the XD-S Mod.2 OSP Series

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posted on November 3, 2021
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Springfield Armory is releasing two new variants in the XD-S Mod.2 OSP lineup. These new .45 ACP and 9 mm offerings continue the tradition of the XD-S line by providing excellent ergonomics along with the concealability and compact size of a single-stack pistol with the capability to add a red dot.  

“These new XD-S Mod.2 OSP offerings in .45 ACP and 9 mm provide our customers with even more EDC options,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “The 3.3-inch .45 ACP is ideal for those who want big-bore power in the smallest package, while the 4-inch 9 mm gives you increased ballistic performance in a still extremely concealable pistol.” 

The XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3.3-inch .45 ACP delivers heavy-hitting, big-bore power in a compact pistol and comes standard with a flush-fit, five-round magazine as well as an extended six-round magazine with grip extension. The XD-S Mod.2 OSP 4-inch 9 mm is an expansion of the XD-S Mod.2 OSP 9 mm line, giving users a longer 4 inch barrel for increased sight radius and improved ballistic performance. The 4-inch 9 mm comes with one seven-round flush-fit magazine and one extended nine-round magazine with grip extension. Both pistols are available with an optional Crimson Trace micro-sized red dot.

These pistols feature passive grip safeties like the rest of the striker-fired XD series. The grip safety adds an additional layer of security and safety to these world-class CCW pistols, resulting in a safety that is automatically disengaged when you grip the pistol and re-engages when the pistol is no longer being held.

Because they are part of the Optical Sight Pistol (OSP) line, both pistols come with a factory-milled slide for low-profile, direct mounting of compact optics for an intuitive sight picture and uninterrupted focus on target. The result is a handgun that accepts the smallest, most popular micro red dot optics that are available on the market.

The direct mounting of the optic allows the XD-S Mod.2 OSP pistols to use optics such as the Crimson Trace red dot or HEX Wasp that are low enough to use iron sights in an emergency. The pistols’ sights are made up of a white dot front sight that is paired with an anti-glare serrated U-notch rear to ensure quick and positive target acquisition. When an optic is not present, an included seamless polymer cover plate is easily installed and adds additional slide serrations.

Both versions of the XD-S Mod.2 OSP have an MSRP of $550 with the Crimson Trace optic, and $450 without a red dot. More information on these pistols and other products from Springfield Armory is available at springfield-armory.com.

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