Springfield Armory has announced the newest addition to the popular XD-M Elite series—the XD-M Elite 4.5-inch OSP in 10mm.
The pistol combines impressive capacity with powerful performance. The 4.5-inch match-grade Melonite-finished barrel maximizes ballistic performance, and the ergonomic frame houses a double-column stainless steel magazine that provides a 16-round capacity in each of the two included magazines.
As an Optical Sight Pistol (OSP), the new firearm features a removable seamless cover plate that reveals a mounting interface for the optic of your choice, such as the HEX Dragonfly red dot, or a wide range of other popular red-dot optics through the use of available mounting plates. The pistol is also offered packaged with a HEX Dragonfly.
To facilitate quick reloads, the gun also features a removable extended and flared “short” magwell. While compact and unobtrusive, the magwell speeds rapid reloads of the magazines. The magazines themselves boast slightly extended baseplates to provide the a 16+1 capacity for the 10mm pistol, and match up nicely with the short magwell.
At the heart of the pistol is the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META) system, a superbly refined trigger designed to interface seamlessly with the shooter. Featuring a flat face and integral overtravel stop, the META system delivers the finest trigger pull available on a production polymer-framed pistol.
The XD-M Elite 4.5-inch OSP 10mm includes an ambidextrous slide stop and magazine release, ensuring that it can be run easily by either hand. Additionally, improved slide serrations with enlarged grasping grooves provide enhanced ergonomics and slip-free purchase. Topping off its forged steel slide is Springfield Armory’s excellent Tactical Rack U-Dot rear sight. It features a u-shaped white outline and works in concert with the high-visibility fiber-optic front sight.
“This newest addition to the XD-M Elite line of pistols gives shooters and outdoor enthusiasts a great option for a powerful and capable defensive pistol,” says Steve Kramer, vice president of marketing for Springfield Armory. “Features like its optics capability, fully ambidextrous controls, and a funneled, removable magwell make the XD-M Elite 4.5-inch OSP 10mm ideal for anyone serious about self-defense.”
For more information, visit springfield-armory.com. MSRP: $653. MSRP for the pistol packaged with the HEX Dragonfly red dot optic: $837.