August 21, 2020
Springfield Armory has an entire family tree of XD pistols. First came the original XD series, then the enhanced XD-M, the compact XD-S and the newer XD-E. All have polymer frames, and all are striker-fired except the XD-E, which has an external hammer.
They are all available in different sizes, finishes and calibers. So it should be no surprise that the brand-new XD-M Elite line already has five models, including a 3.8-inch version; two 4.5-inch versions (one black, one flat dark earth); and an OSP (Optically Sighted Pistol) Threaded model with a 4.5-inch barrel, tall sights and ready to accept a slide-mounted red dot. And then there’s the pistol we’re reviewing here:...