Glock fans, somewhat disappointed with their announcement of the Glock 30S might consider Springfield’s latest, the Springfield Armory XD-S. Everyone was hoping for a single-stack 9mm from Glock. However, Springfield beats them to the punch.
Springfield Armory unveils their newest model to the single-stack XD-S line of semi-automatic pistols—the XD-S in 9mm. The new 9mm is the same size as the .45 ACP model, but with a smaller gripframe, thicker barrel and shorter magazine. Since the polymer frames are the same size, the XD-S 9mm will fit existing .45 ACP XD-S holsters, sights and other optics.
The XD-S 9mm by Springfield comes with a standard 7-round magazine. Springfield plans to make an extended 9-round magazine for separate purchase. It comes with a red fiber optic front sight and two-dot rear sight.
As with the XD-S .45 ACP, the 9mm’s trigger is smooth and the gun is easy to shoot. It proved to be incredibly reliable throughout Media Day without any malfunctions.
Springfield Armory has not listed a price yet on the new gun and expects to ship the concealable 9mm in the second quarter of 2013.