Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2 Now in .40 S&W

    XD-S MOD.2® 3.3″ SINGLE STACK .40SW (Springfield Armory)

    Springfield Armory have added a .40 S&W option to their XD-S Mod.2 line. The .40 calibre model joins the 9×19 and .45ACP chamberings, and offers a 6+1 or 7+1 capacity, weighing in at 22 oz.

    Here’s what Springfield Armory had to say about the new .40 XD-S:

    Springfield Armory’s most popular selling pistol, the XD-S Mod.2, is now chambered in .40 S&W, and holds 6+1 or 7+1 rounds in this premiere concealed carry firearm.

    Following the release of the XD-S Mod.2 in .45 ACP and 9mm, Springfield is bringing the .40 S&W back by customer request, rounding out the line with an ideal cartridge for the highly-respected XD-S platform. Engineered with a slim profile that is optimized for concealed carry, the small frame and single stack design achieves the ideal combination of both size and reliability.

    The XD-S Mod.2 in .40 S&W features popular characteristics known throughout the XD-S Mod.2 product lineup, such as a fiber optic front sight for fast target acquisition, and a tactical-rack rear sight. This style of rear sight provides the added benefit of being able to rack the slide against objects such as a belt or door frame if neccessary. Aggressive Posi-Wedge slide serrations encourage easy manipulation of the slide, while enhanced grip texturing allows for a secure and comfortable feel for controlled, repeated rounds on target.

    XD-S MOD.2® 3.3″ SINGLE STACK .40SW (Springfield Armory)

    A high-hand grip is also encouraged through the XD-S Mod.2 frame by positioning a shooter’s hand closer to the bore axis for improved recoil control. A loaded chamber indicator allows shooters to not only see, but feel the condition of the gun when holstered or in darkness. The grip safety encourages peace of mind while carrying by rendering the firearm incapable of firing unless engaged. The XD-S Mod.2 in .40 S&W also features an enhanced short-reset trigger and memory bump similar to those on 1911s, which allows for effortless engagement of the grip safety.

    The XD-S Mod.2 in .40 S&W ships with two stainless steel magazines: a 6-round mag with a pinkie rest and one 7-round extended mag. A flush floor plate is also included to offer maximum concealability.

    The new XD-S has an MSRP of $524, find out more at www.springfield-armory.com

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