Today I’m featuring items that appeared in the news this week. Springfield announces the XD(M) compact in .45 ACP to start shipping soon, Colt is reintroducing the Mustang .380, and Ruger wins an award.
Springfield XD(M) Compact Handgun 9mm
Springfield Armory recently published that the XD(M) Compact chambered for .45 ACP will be shipping soon. We don’t have any in stock quite yet, but we do have the compact 3.8” in .40 S&W and 9mm. I personally prefer the 9mm, so here it is. The redesigned Springfield Armory XD(M) provides better ergonomics and easier controls, such as the magazine release. It features interchangeable back straps, a Picatinny rail for all your accessories and the same Ultra Safety Assurance trigger system as the old-school XDs. Springfield also boasts that the compact XD(M) features the shortest trigger travel of any polymer pistol. Here’s the low down:
- 3.8” match-grade barrel
- 13-round capacity
- 3 dot sights
- Melonite finish
- 7” overall length
- 27 ounces
Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: 2-SPXDM9389CBHC
Colt Mustang .380 Magazine
Colt is celebrating its 175th Anniversary this year and the latest news from the legendary company is that they are reintroducing a new and improved Colt Mustang .380 ACP semi-automatic handgun, designed for self-defense. It has a 2.75” barrel and holds six rounds.
If you plan to get one, you will need a magazine for it, if you already own one, maybe it’s time to stock up on mags! This is a Colt factory six round magazine for the Mustang with a finger extension for a better grip. Colt claims they continue to make these mags on the original equipment, so you know you are getting the exact tolerances for your pistol.
Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: 36401
Ruger Mark III Target Handgun .22 Long Rifle
Ruger received its fifth “Firearms Manufacturer of the Year Award” from the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers. Ruger has continued to please and surprise us over the last few years, with such introductions as the LC9, the LCR, and venturing into the AR-15 platform. We love our 10/22, so I feel sure that the next innovations from Ruger will go down in history as well.
The first time I ever shot a suppressed gun, it was the Ruger Mark III Target. CTD Joe has had his barrel threaded to add a suppressor. I’m telling you this is a fun little gun to shoot, and with that suppressor, boy is it ever stupid quiet! For the price, this is an accurate, reliable, super fun target pistol.
Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: 12754