At the center of the new striker-fired XD-M Elite is the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META) system. It features a flat face and integral overtravel stop. In addition to the trigger pull tuned to the pistol’s fully cocked striker, the XD-M Elite also has increased-capacity magazines holding up to 22 rounds of 9 mm. Furthermore, removable extended and flared magwells are present in order to make ultra-fast reloads a breeze. Other upgrades include an ambidextrous slide stop and improved slide serrations, with enlarged grasping grooves for slip-free purchase.
Four models are available ranging from competition-ready and tactical variants to duty-sized and CCW-ready versions. Models include:
- XD-M Elite Precision (MSRP: $653)
- XD-M Elite Tactical OSP (MSRP: $709)
- XD-M Elite 4.5" (MSRP: $559)
- XD-M Elite 3.8" (MSRP: $559)
A 5.25-inch hammer-forged barrel and extended slide with an adjustable rear/fiber optic front-sight system make up the Elite Precision while the XD-M Elite Tactical OSP sports a hammer-forged 5.34-inch threaded barrel with thread protector and a slide capable of mounting red-dot optics and suppressor-height iron sights.
The Elite 4.5" and Elite 3.8" feature “short” magwell systems that mate up with 20+1 capacity 9 mm magazines. They also come with U-Dot rear sights combined with fiber-optic fronts. Featuring a standard-length slide and 4.5" hammer-forged barrel is the XD-M Elite 4.5", while the XD-M Elite 3.8" is topped off with a shortened 3.8" hammer-forged barrel and matching compact slide for enhanced concealability. All four variants come packed with two magazines.