Springfield Armory Introduces New XD-E Pistols

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
XD-E 3.8″ (Springfield Armory)

In 2019 Springfield Armory are introducing new barrel lengths to its XDE series of pistols. The 9x19mm hammer-fired pistols will now be available in 3.8 and 4.5 inch barrel lengths.

The XD-E 3.8 inch weighs in at 24 oz with an overall length of 7.16 inches while the larger 4.5 inch barrel XD-E weighs 25 oz and has an overall length of 7.87 inches. Both pistols can carry 8 + 1 rounds as standard, with an extra round added when using the Magazine X-Tension extension.

Here’s Springfield Armory’s press releases about the new pistols:

Springfield Armory® is pleased to announce that the hammer fired XD-E pistol, already available in 3.3”, is now available with longer 3.8” and 4.5” barrels.

The XD-E takes the best elements of the Springfield Armory XD series and combines them into a double action-single action (DA/SA) pistol that’s perfect for concealed carry.

Combining the XD’s 1911 style grip angle into a sleek frame measuring just an inch wide, the slim profile is a comfortable fit that is ideal for everyday carry. The design features a Low-Effort-Slide that requires 27% less effort to cycle the slide when compared to leading striker-fired pistols in its category. The exposed hammer is also an excellent feature that adds peace of mind by clearly showing the mode of carry the firearm is in. The XD-E can be carried “cocked and locked” with the safety on, or with the hammer down and the safety on or off. The fully ambidextrous, dual manual safety and de-cocking system allows the user to safely lower the hammer without pulling the trigger.

The first double-action shot requires an intentional, longer and deliberate trigger pull for increased safety while carrying and drawing. After the first shot, the XD-E reverts to single-action operation, giving the operator a much lighter and crisper trigger break. The result is improved accuracy and faster, more controllable follow-up shots.

The Mod.2 grip texturing provides a secure fit in your hands, wet or dry.

Both new models carry 8 + 1 rounds of 9mm, and with the Magazine X-Tension™, the capacity increases to 9 +1. Even the flat-base concealment magazine offers a pinky extension that allows a full grip. These three magazine configurations let you further determine capacity, comfort, and concealability.

Both the new XD-E pistols, in 3.8 and 4.5 inch barrel configurations have an MSRP of $542. More information is available on Springfield Armory’s website.

Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

Managing Editor: TheFirearmBlog.com & Overt Defense.com. Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. Matt is also runs The Armourer's Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms. Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news. Reach Matt at: matt@thefirearmblog.com

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  • Duro Sig Duro Sig on Jan 21, 2019

    And what about different calibers? I just checked. They are offering a 45 acp version with a longer barrel as well. I may have to pick one up. Shitty reporting on your behalf, TFB.

  • Duro Sig Duro Sig on Jan 21, 2019

    I'm very excited for the 4.5" .45acp model that TFB did not report on.