Thursday, August 29, 2013
Springfield Armory XD-S Safety Recall Issued 8-28-2013
This one really hurts to post, but another pistol I gave a glowing review last Summer is now under safety recall. Before you freak out, please go to this link and make sure your serial number in included under the recall. http://www.springfieldrecall.com/
I got one of the early XD-S 45's so I was positive I was included in the recall, but I still checked the website to be sure. The recall return shipping request form was really simple to fill out and everything I needed to print my return shipping label via FedEx arrived in my email in-box within minutes. At least they made that part of the process simple.
This is all hearsay at this point, but I understand that it will be late September before I get my XD-S back. That's going to put a bit of a damper on short barrel 45 Auto terminal testing, but I'll muddle through. Where did I put that Kahr P45?
For the record, I never had any slam fire incidents during loading or doubling during my hours on the range with my XD-S. Per the technical bulletin, the potential for these conditions will be remedied by the recall service.
The XD-S has been a favored carry pistol over the last year. It will be missed and I dearly hope it returns as reliable as it was before it went back.