Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Springfield Armory Revamps the XD Line of Handguns?

I'll admit to being a fan of the original XD line of pistols.  Particularly the Tactical 5" models in 45 ACP and 40 S&W.  I'm quite intrigued by the email from Springfield that arrived in my in-box a few minutes ago.  Let the speculation begin.

I'm thinking the XD line could be heading down the path of the Gen 4 Glock with new grip textures and possibly interchangeable backstraps as found on the XDm and XDs lines.  Regardless, the update to the line appears to be quite significant.

For me the most telling hint so far came from the webpage title when you sign up for future email updates.  The page title currently displays XDMOD2.  Feel free to add your guesses on the new XD Model 2 in the comments below.

Will we have to wait for SHOT 2015 to find out more?


  1. I've been seeing about an email a day with teasers on these. I'm rather excited to see what they have in store. I'm betting we find out before SHOT.

    1. I've been getting the updates too. The itty-bitty XD M2 picture was particularly interesting. I'm sure I'm not the only one that tried to blow it up for a better look and found it to be too pix-elated to be of any use. Now this morning we see the fiber option front sight introduced with the XDs line. It will be interesting to see if the new XD is the full-size version of the XDs. If so, my initial guess wasn't too far off.