New Springfield XDM 3.8 compact

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Springfield has introduced a compact version of the XD(m) pistol called the 3.8. Its name refers to the barrel length which is 3.8″ long, 0.7″ shorter than the standard XD(m). The name is sure to confuse many who will think it refers to the .380 cartridge.

The 3.8 model features non-slip slide serrations which have a kink in them, unlike the standard model which has straight serrations.

XD(m) 4.5 serrations.
Magazines capacity19 Round
Barrel3.8” Steel, Melonite®,
SightsDovetail Front and Rear (Steel) 3-Dot
Trigger Pull5.5 – 7.7 lbs
FrameBlack Polymer
SlideForged Steel
Overall Length7″
Weight w/ empty mag27.5oz
Available colorsBlack, Bi-Tone SS/Black
MSRP$697 (black/blued model)

UPDATE: Tyler Kris is the first to get his hands on one.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

More by Steve Johnson

Join the conversation
2 of 83 comments
  • Phill Phill on Sep 05, 2011

    *Note to all readers! This IS NOT the XDm 3.8 compact. It is simply the 3.8. There is a specific 3.8 compact model with both the 3.8 barrel And a grip about half the size of this full size frame shown in the pictures. the compact comes with an 11 round flush fit magazine and a 16 round magazine with a slide on grip extension. Please do not call something, something its not!

  • Wendell chenault Wendell chenault on Sep 05, 2011

    Noted Phill BUT it does say at the top of the page XDm 3.8 COMPACT. Guess someone just mislabeled it. No big deal. Thanks anyway.