New in 2015—Springfield XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact .45ACP

By Dave Dolbee published on in Firearms

Concealed carry is all about, well… being able to conceal the firearm. Springfield is looking to take this concept to a new level with the introduction of the Mod.2 .45ACP Sub-Compact. Chambered in .45 ACP, the Mod.2 is far from a pea-shooting caliber. Best of all, the bite power pack features a 9+1 capacity 13+1 rounds with an X-Tension magazine.

Springfield Armory XD9 Mod2 Subcompact 45ACP

Springfield Armory XD9 Mod2 Subcompact 45ACP

Features making the Mod.2 .45ACP Sub-Compact ideal for concealed carry include high visibility low-profile sights, slim-contour frame and extraordinary capacity. The stainless steel frame and slide tapes out a mere .2-inch wider than the slimmest polymer competitor. The Mod.2 utilizes a 3.3-inch barrel making it suitable for IWB, Appendix or just about anywhere, you want to stash it.

Like all XDs, the Mod.2 .45ACP Sub-Compact is no exception and comes stacked with safety features. The striker status indicator, loaded chamber indicator, grip-safety, internal firing pin block, and the Ultra Safety Assurance (USA) Action Trigger System all work to make the XD Mod.2 .45ACP Sub-Compact a safe and easy to use pistol. The pistol has potential to be California compliant in the future for those on the left coast as well.

New to the XD Mod.2 .45ACP is Springfield’s GripZone ergonomics. The GripZone optimizes the fit between your hand and the frame. The enhanced grip makes making follow-up shots faster and potentially more accurate.

Springfield XD Mod.2 .45ACP Sub-Compact
Recoil System Captive recoil spring with full-length guide rod
Barrel 3.3 inches long; hammer-forged with 1:16 twist
Caliber .45 ACP
Overall Height 4.75 inches with compact mag; 5.5 inches with X-Tension
Overall Length 6.5 inches
Grip Width 1.2  inches
Weight 26 ounces with empty compact mag; 27 ounces with X-Tension
Sights Fiber-optic front and low profile combat rear
Slide Forged steel; stainless steel finish
Magazine One 9-round compact; one 13-round with X-Tension; stainless steel
Frame Black polymer

Tell us what you think about the Springfield XD Mod.2  Sub-Compact in the comment section.

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Growing up in Pennsylvania’s game-rich Allegany region, Dave Dolbee was introduced to whitetail hunting at a young age. At age 19 he bought his first bow while serving in the U.S. Navy, and began bowhunting after returning from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dave was a sponsored Pro Staff Shooter for several top archery companies during the 1990s and an Olympic hopeful holding up to 16 archery records at one point. During Dave’s writing career, he has written for several smaller publications as well as many major content providers such as Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Outdoor Life, Petersen’s Hunting, Rifle Shooter, Petersen’s Bowhunting, Bowhunter, Game & Fish magazines, Handguns, F.O.P Fraternal Order of Police, Archery Business, SHOT Business,, and others. Dave is currently a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!

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Comments (13)

  • Robert Stone


    Just put 200 rounds thru my new purchase. Handles well but the trigger is a little on the heavy side @ 6 lbs 10 oz. ( soon to be fixed with Powder River Precision spring kit with sear), The gun is easy to “hand on to” with small hands, having 9+1 or 13+1 is also a bid plus in 45 acp. My biggest complaint is the lack of available holsters after over a year on the market (Today is 6-13-16).


  • Dan Asher


    Aside from the “Grip Zone” advertisement being displayed far too prominently on both sides of the aggressive grips, the Springfield Mod 2 subcompact is, in my opinion, a very nice , quality polymer handgun. Target acquisition is made easy by the front fiber-optic sight coupled with the low profile rear combat sight. A little snappier on the trigger pull than say…the Walther PPQ, and the grips may be just a tad wider than some folks like, but all in all I think Springfield has done a fine job with this one.


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