If there is one “old cartridge” that has seen a resurgence in recent years it is absolutely the stalwart 10mm. Known for its stopping POWAH [insert Arnold Schwarzenegger voice], many hunters seek out a good 10mm handgun for defense against bears and others use it for self-defense against nefarious 2-legged critters. Another element people aim for is capacity and Springfield Armory looks to deliver both in their newest XD-M Elite offering of a 4.5″ OSP (Optical Sight Pistol) 10mm now unveiled!
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The XD-M line of handguns is meant to embody an Xtreme Duty Match firearm, and the Elite line kicks it up a notch further yet. Some of the features the XD-M Elite series of handguns afford you are an optics-ready/optics-equipped format, Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META Trigger), interchangeable backstraps, and even interchangeable flared and beveled magwells. Upgrades normally relegated to the user applying after-the-fact are distilled into this factory line of handguns.
With the new XD-M Elite 10mm coming out, you have 2 options to get that stopping POWAH: optics-ready or optics-equipped with a Hex Dragonfly Red Dot. All of the specifications for the sans red dot 10mm are listed below as presented by Springfield Armory:
- Barrel: 4.5″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, 1:16
- Slide: Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, Optics Ready
- Frame: Black Polymer
- Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack U-Dot™ Rear
- Recoil System: Captive
- Grip Width: 1.2″
- Magazines: (2) 16-Round
- Weight: 31 oz
- Length: 7.6″
- Height: 5.75″
The MSRP for the base 10mm is $653 while the Hex Dragonfly Red Dot equipped version punches in at $837. If you are in the crowd wanting a beasty 10mm that totes a lot of rounds along the way, it might be worth your while to give these new XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm pistols from Springfield Armory a try. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.