Springfield XD 40 Subcompact

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As you may know, I am a fan of professional wrestling. And what sort of fan would I be if I did not bring to your attention the fact that WrestleMania is slated for this upcoming weekend? In celebration of the festivities, I would like to take a page out of The Rock's book and say, "Finally Springfield Armory has come back to Keepshooting.com!"

Springfield Armory is one of the most popular arms manufacturers and importers around, period. As such, the demand for their product has been extremely high – not only here at Keepshooting.com but all over the United States. Needless to say, keeping Springfield products in stock during recent months has proven quite difficult. But all of that is about to change because the new Springfield firearms are here, and not a moment too soon. The arrival of these firearms comes just in time for an exciting announcement from us here at Keepshooting.com. Are you ready for it? We are now an official Springfield Armory stocking dealer, which means we have committed to carrying a number of the finest firearms from the Springfield line, including XD pistols, XD(M) pistols, 1911 pistols and M1A rifles. Not only that, but this deal ensures good prices for us and even better prices for you. The first pistol to spin out of this deal is the Springfield XD 40 subcompact.

The good news is that the Springfield XD 40 subcompact is a pistol I have personally fired. Let me tell you from experience, this pistol is the real deal. Really, it can be summed up in three words: performance, reliability and safety – more on that later. The XD 40 subcompact utilizes a short-recoil operation and is, as its name suggest, chambered in .40 S&W. Each pistol includes one 9-round magazine, one 12-round extended magazine, a magazine loader, a magazine holder and a holster, all of which comes packed in a hard, suitcase-style case.

Law enforcement, concealed carry and target shooting – the Springfield XD 40 subcompact does it all. Do not miss out on this deal – only $456.

Not only have I personally fired the Springfield XD 40 subcompact, I own a Springfield XD 45. I give my personal seal of approval to every Springfield XD pistol – not that the seal really means anything. What does mean something is American Rifleman magazine's "Handgun of the Year" award, which was awarded to the Springfield XD 45 in 2006. Three years later, the XD(M) series won the award. Rest assured the XD line of pistols is rooted in excellence.

Contrary to popular belief, the Springfield XD line of pistols is not manufactured by Springfield Armory, or even in the United States. In fact, all XD pistols, including the Springfield XD 40 subcompact, are manufactured in Karlovac, Croatia by renowned Croatian arms manufacturer HS Produkt. The HS2000 is licensed to Springfield Armory and sold in the United States as the Springfield XD.

Earlier, I mentioned that the Springfield XD 40 subcompact could be summed up in three words. Those three words were performance, reliability and safety – three things you want in a pistol suited for concealed carry. You want performance? The XD 40 subcompact just feels right in your hands. It comes with a factory-standard, two-stage trigger with a trigger travel of only 13mm and a trigger pull rated between 5.5 and 7.7 pounds. Tight groupings are standard with the XD. Not only that, but the pistol is reliable. Personally, I have never experienced a jam or fail-to-fire in all the rounds I have put through mine. With concealed carry pistols, reliability is a must. If you pull the trigger, the pistol must fire. That is exactly what you get with the XD 40 subcompact. Similarly, concealed carry pistols must be safe, and boy does this pistol have a number of safety features. The striker-status indicator provides a visual and tactile confirmation that the pistol is cocked with a protruding pin. There is also a loaded-chamber indicator that pivots upward and alerts the shooter when there is a round in the chamber. There are also a number of passive safeties that make accidental discharges a thing of the past. Both a grip safety and a trigger safety necessitate a firing grip on the pistol. Additionally, there is a drop safety that prevents discharges that would result from a significant impact as well as an out-of-battery safety that prevents firing unless the slide is completely in battery. I am not sure if a pistol even exists that is safer than the XD.

The Springfield XD 40 subcompact features a 3-inch barrel and an overall length of 6.25 inches. The barrel has both a melonite finish as well as a fully-supported ramp. The forged steel slide also features a melonite finish. With its lightweight, polymer frame, the pistol weighs in at just less than 1.75 pounds – making it manageable by just about anyone. The pistol's 3-dot iron sight system features a dovetail front sight and provides for a rapid acquisition of targets and pinpoint accuracy. As noted the pistol includes one 9-round magazine and one 12-round extended magazine. Did I mention that fact that the XD 40 subcompact also has a MIL-STD 1913 accessory rail for lights and lasers? How many subcompacts can say that?

There are not many pistols more fit for self-defense and concealed carry than the Springfield XD 40 subcompact. They are used by police officers everywhere, but more importantly, they are used by me.

Springfield Armory, Inc.

Founded in 1974, Springfield Armory, Inc. is an arms manufacturer and importer based in Geneseo, Illinois. After the U.S. Government closed down the federal armory (Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts) in 1968, one Elmer Balance registered the trademark name "Springfield Armory" for his company. That company was later sold to the Reese family and is today operated under the name Springfield Armory, Inc.

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