Springfield Armory has delivered on a plea from its shooting base by finally bringing us (on October 10th – 10/10/2018) an XD(M) 10mm! For those who were seeking more ammunition capacity than Springfield Armory’s TRP 10mm models you now have the opportunity to carry and send off 15+1 rounds in a very accurate pistol.
Springfield is offering their XD(M) 10mm in both a 4.5″ standard and a 5.25″ competition length model. Both models will utilize the same 15+1 round magazines and intuitively handle the same. The only differences between these two models are the barrel length, sights and amount of magazines you receive with each. The entire specification listing for the NEW XD(M) 10mm pistols can be read below as presented by Springfield Armory:
- Magazines: Two 15+1 Mags – XD(M) 4.5” | Three 15+1 Mags – XD(M) 5.25”
- Barrel: Hammer-Forged Steel, Melonite Finish w/ 1:16” Right-Hand Twist
- Front Sights: Fiber Optic
- Rear Sights: Low-Profile, Combat – XD(M) 4.5” | Fully Adjustable, Target – XD(M) 5.25”
- Frame: Black Polymer w/ Interchangeable Backstraps
- Slide: Forged Steel, Melonite Finish
- Recoil System: One-Piece Full-Length Guide Rod
- Length: 7.7” Overall – XD(M) 4.5” | 8.4” Overall – XD(M) 5.25”
- Height: 5.75” Overall
- Grip Width: 1.2” Overall
- Weight w/ Empty Mag: 31.2 Ounces
Some other highlights from this favorably chambered XD(M) lie in the safety mechanisms. All XD(M) pistols have a Minimal Reset Trigger meant to shorten the overall travel and reset when firing for faster follow-up shots. It also doubles in utility with its trigger safety to prevent accidental discharges if dropped. You also have a passive grip safety which curbs against this occurring as well.
A striker status indicator and loaded chamber indicator also afford the shooter a visual and tactile representation as to whether or not the pistol has a round in the chamber and the striker is cocked in a rearward position; potentially able to fire. This can be valuable in low-light settings if the XD(M) is deployed as a secondary sidearm while hunting or a primary means of defense on one’s nightstand in their home. When light is in short supply you can feel and recognize whether your pistol is loaded or not.
Springfield Armory’s President, Steve McKelvain, shared these elated words about the crescendo of anticipation from consumers and the equal fervor from their own staff of this new 10mm:
Our customers have been very vocal about their excitement at the prospect of an XD(M) chambered in 10mm. We are thrilled to now offer them exactly what many of them have been asking for: the power and velocity of the 10mm round delivered in the reliability of the XD(M) platform, proven through our 10,000 round torture test documented on video.
Speaking of torture tests, Springfield Armory subjected their new XD(M) 10mm to a 10,000 Round Torture Test to completely ensure its reliability. Through a hearty diet of Federal Premium Hydra-Shok 10mm that was documented from start to finish, the new XD(M) never failed – zero malfunctions.
The current price-point for the XD(M) 4.5″ standard and the 5.25″ competition model are $652 and $779 respectively. Both variations of the XD(M) 10mm are very affordable for the quality and value that Springfield Armory is providing in these packages, I believe. What truly matters though is what you, the readers, believe. Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below! We know a lot of shooters have been begging for this pistol for a long time and now it is finally here!