Six Great Midsize Pistols

Yes, we know the Glock G19 is the archetypal compact handgun. Here's a half-dozen other great choices for midsize pistols.

New for 2019: Langdon Tactical XD-E

Building on the success of the Springfield Armory XD-E, Langdon Tactical enhanced certain elements of the design, providing DA/SA fans with an improved pistol for concealed carry.

New for 2019: Springfield Armory XD-E 3.8

Splitting the difference between the XD-E 3.3 and 4.5, the Springfield Armory XD-E 3.8 is a compromise between concealment and the enhanced elements available on longer barrels.

New for 2019: Springfield Armory XD-E 4.5

Now with a lengthened slide, Springfield Armory fans can take advantage of a longer sight radius and increased muzzle velocity with the new XD-E 4.5-inch barrel.

Range Review: Springfield Armory XD-E in .45 ACP

Though not as celebrated as the company's 9 mm model, the Springfield Armory XD-E in .45 ACP offers big-bore fans a solid concealed-carry gun with the less-common DA/SA operation.

Review: Springfield Armory XD-E

Springfield Armory went back in time a bit with its new, DA/SA, hammer-fired XD-E in order to make a pistol perfect for appendix carry. The resulting handgun exceeded expectations.


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