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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. With that quick history lesson in the books, let us get to the Springfield XD.
In 2002, Springfield Armory brought the XD line of pistols to the United States market. They quickly rose through the ranks, surpassing other polymer pistols in terms of performance, safety and reliability. Their factory-standard two-stage trigger will have you placing tight groups on any target with ease. They also boast a number of safety features like the loaded-chamber indicator and the striker-status indicator, which provide the shooter with visual and tactile confirmations as to whether the pistol is loaded and cocked. Add in the grip safety, ultra safety assurance (USA) trigger, drop safety and out-of-battery safety and you have a pistol that is at the top of its class in all of the areas that matter most.
The Springfield XD-45 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 30 ounces – making it manageable by just about anyone. Though the .45 ACP cartridge is not known to be the lightest firing pistol cartridge, recoil is very manageable. 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 13-round magazines as well as a MIL-STD 1913 rail for mounting lights and lasers.
Those looking for an entry-level .45-caliber pistol that outperforms nearly everything in its class need look no further than the Springfield XD-45Right out of the box, the Springfield XD-45 impressed me. I am sure it will do the same for you. Consider purchasing one today for any of the following:
- Personal protection
- Target shooting
- Law enforcement
- Much more…
Grab yours today for just $509.
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I picked up a XD45 one day while I was at the gun shop and before I knew it I was taking it home. I love the feel of this gun in my hand, Like my Sig 229 it is just a natural "point and shoot" gun that makes hitting targets at 25 yards seem like childs play I really like it over my glock in having the additional safety on the backstrap and with a 13 round magazine 0f 45 ammo it has a perfect balance! Also unlike most of the guns of this quality and comfort these days tis one is not so pricey that you have to trade in 2 other guns to buy it, in fact considering todays climate about guns in general it was priced quite reasonable. On top of that I just cant get over how well it fits in my hand and how naturally it makes hitting a target seem It has a really nice trigger for a striker type gun and is extremely reliable.
. The only problem I have encountered with my XD45 was when firing Wolf Polymere cased ammo. I'm not sure why but the problem is acutaly with the factory mags and that ammo, not with the gun itself (I have 5 factory mags and all had the same problem) For whatever reason when I tried to use Wolf Steel cased ammo in my factory mags the gun would fire about 5 rounds then go click, upon pulling the mag out to check it I would find the ammo on top of the mag to just fall out then about 4 more rounds down the problem would appear, for some reason the ammo would get stuck about 2/3's of the way down the mag preventing the spring from feeding the next round
In all cases I took a pencil, pushed down on a bullet on one side of the mag wich sudddenly releases the spring pressure and flings the remaining rounds out of the top of the mag
The obvious solution to this problem was to burn up the remainder of the 500rnds of Wolf ammo I had in my Colt 1911 single stack and then always use brass cased ammo in my XD Having fired a couple thousand rounds of brass cased ammo since then I have never again had that problem so the solution was simple
Over all I would highly recomend this gun to anyone, while a little large for concealed carry it can be done and with 13 rounds of .45acp in a highly accurate gun how can you possibly go wrong! :)
I purchased one of these a few months back and I can assure you it is my favorite. The trigger really impressed me as did the smooth operation, weight and feel. I strongly suggest getting one of these. Showed it to a GLOCK and Beretta fan and they instantly loved it. It is one step above the Taurus 24/7 and is great.
I have a Glock, S&W and some 1911s this pistol is my daily carry piece, match bbl and a real nice trigger pull, points like my 1911 and holds 13 rounds, I really like my Glocks and I like the ability to change the back strap on my smith, but this one keeps ending up in my hand, you wont be sorry if you get this pistol.
This gun offers similar operation to a Glock with an extra safety feature borrowed from the 1911 such as the grip safety. Have had no issues with it.