These days, a lot of words get thrown around without people taking the time to stop and think about what they are actually saying. Now, those of you that know me know that being politically correct is not my top priority, so you can all heave a sigh of relief when I say that I am not here to talk about words that may offend. I am here to talk about words like "awesome." For something to be considered awesome it must inspire an overwhelming feeling of admiration or reverence, which means no, the burrito you picked up from the fast-food chain restaurant is not awesome. I am here to talk about words like "literally." Literally is another word for actually and it actually means without exaggeration or inaccuracy. You are not literally starving and you are not literally dying to go to the club with your friends. Get it?
Then we have words like "extreme," which is a word used to describe something that is farthest removed from the ordinary. It is often exaggerated as well. However, in the case of the Springfield XD-9, where XD stands for "X-treme Duty," there is no exaggeration to be found. The Springfield XD-9 is literally an extremely awesome pistol, which is to say that it truly is a pistol worthy of overwhelming admiration that is far from ordinary. And it is literally on sale now at Keepshooting.com
The Springfield XD-9 is a semi-automatic, striker-fired polymer pistol that utilizes a short-recoil operation and is, as its name suggest, chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum. Each pistol includes two 16-round magazines, a magazine loader, a magazine holder and a holster, all of which comes packed in a hard, suitcase-style case. If you want an outstanding pistol that offers performance, reliability and safety, look no further than the Springfield XD-9 – available now for $437.
I know what you are thinking. "Those are some mighty strong words from a man that sits behind a computer and writes about firearms for a living. Why should I trust him?" I will admit that I do not have personal experience with everything that I write about, but the Springfield XD series is something I have a great deal of experience with. Not only have I fired the Springfield XD-9, I own a Springfield XD 45. When I say that this series of pistol is marked by its performance, reliability and safety, I mean it. Just take a look at some of what this pistol has to offer.
Every pistol will experience fail-to-fires and jams. It is the nature of the beast. But the Springfield XD series has a track record of proven reliability. Moreover, it features 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. With a short trigger reset right out of the box, high performance is something you will become accustomed to very quickly. But in today's unpredictable world, unobtrusive safety features are what really matter. And that is where the Springfield XD shines.
All Springfield XD pistols feature a striker-status indicator that provides a visual and tactile confirmation that the pistol is cocked with a protruding pin located on the rear of the slide. There is also a loaded-chamber indicator on the top of the slide that pivots upward and alerts the shooter when there is a round in the chamber. These are joined by 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.
The Springfield XD-9 features a 4-inch barrel and an overall length of 7.3 inches. The barrel has both a melonite finish as well as a fully-supported ramp. The forged steel slide also features a melonite finish for enhanced corrosion resistance. With its lightweight, polymer frame, the pistol weighs in at just 1.75 pounds – making it manageable by just about anyone. The low recoil of the 9x19mm Parabellum round does not hurt either. 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 two 16-round magazines as well as a MIL-STD 1913 rail for mounting lights and lasers.
For all-around use, there are not many pistols that will beat the Springfield XD-9. Consider picking one up for:
- Personal protection
- Target shooting
- Law enforcement
- Much more…
Grab yours today for just $437!