Springfield XDs 9mm

    Springfield XDs 9mm with 7 round magazine

    Springfield Armory has followed up their success with the XDs in .45 caliber, by introducing the XDs 9mm.  This is a compact, single stack, 9mm handgun based upon the same frame as the original XDs.  The XDs 9mm provides a great alternative to shooters who are not big fans of a large cartridge in a very small handgun.  The highly popular 9mm cartridge should make this pistol very popular as well.

    The XDs surprised a lot of people by coming in a package that was only 6.3″ long in total, with only a 3.3″ barrel.  Of greater interest to many who are looking for a concealed carry firearm, is the fact that Springfield was able to put all that power in a pistol with a width of only 0.9″.  The XDs 9mm follows that same trend.

    Springfield XDs 9mm with a width of only 0.9"

    Springfield XDs 9mm with a width of only 0.9″


    Having shot the XDs in .45 caliber last year I was very impressed with the pistol’s ability to maintain control and accuracy of the .45 cal. from such a small frame.

    The XDs 9mm as expected was a real treat.  The pistol had no problems accurately firing the 9mm and the recoil was so minimal that it did not create a hinderance to rapid follow-up shots.  This little gun shoots well, and should be a very popular carry gun.

    Here are some of the specs:

    • Nearly identical specifications as the XDs, but in 9mm
    • Barrel – Melonite, fully supported ramp
    • Sights – Fiber Optic Front, Dovetail (Steel) Rear
    • Slide – Forged Steel with Melonite finish
    • Frame – Black Polymer
    • Magazines – (2) Stainless Steel
    • Standard capacity of 7+1, but has optional extended magazine making 10+1
    • Should be available by 2nd quarter 2013
    • MSRP will be around the XDs price





    Aaron is a life-long firearm enthusiast and hunter. He has been a police officer for nearly 19 years, and currently is a Sergeant in Special Operations. He has served on the department’s SWAT Team for 14 years, with 8 years as the Sniper Team Leader. When not fussing over fractions of inches, and gut-less wonders, he can usually be found sipping from a ridiculously large coffee mug. Aaron is also the editor and main writer at BlueSheepDog.com.