First Look: Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8-Inch Compact

posted on September 17, 2020

New from Springfield Armory is the XD-M Elite 3.8-inch Compact pistol, with all the features of the company's Elite line of guns, but packed into a size easier to carry on an everyday basis. The pistol has a compact slide and a short, concealable frame that has a removable flared mag well for faster reloads. The Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META) gives you a terrific trigger, right from the factory. The pistol ships with two 14-round magazines and can use higher-capacity magazines for a full-size grip and 19+1-round capacity.  

The XD-M Elite 3.8-inch features a hammer-forged barrel that is designed to deliver long life and match-grade accuracy in every situation. Designed to carry as discreetly as possible, the XD-M Elite 3.8-inch Compact features a compact grip frame that offers a 14+1 maximum capacity with a minimal footprint that’s easy to carry and easy to conceal. The XD-M Elite 3.8-inch Compact also features a removable extended and flared “short” mag well. The removable mag well makes reloads fast and easy and gives you a firm grip on the handgun, without the worry of pinching your hand on the sleeve of your magazine. The mag well also allows the XD-M Elite 3.8-inch to quickly convert from a compact to a full-size pistol with a 19+1 capacity with a separately-purchased extended magazine. 

Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8-Inch Specifications

  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Color: Black
  • Barrel: 3.8-inch hammer-forged steel, Melonite finish, 1:10-inch twist
  • Slide: Forged steel, Melonite finish
  • Frame: Black polymer
  • Sights: Fiber optic front, tactical rack U-dot rear
  • Recoil System: One piece, full-length guide rod
  • Grip Width: 1.2 inches
  • Magazines: Two 14-round
  • Weight: 27 Ounces
  • Length: 6.75 inches
  • Height:  4.58 inches

MSRP for the XD-M Elite 3.8-inch pistol from Springfield Armory is $559, and more information on this pistol and other products is available at


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