Luke Cuenco 10.01.21
If you’ve ever been a fan of the XD series of pistols and wished that Springfield offered a compact version of the pistol in a heavier hitting cartridge then you’ll be excited to know that Springfield has heeded your prayers and answered with the new 10mm XD-M Elite OSP Compact pistol. The new pistol sports the powerful 10mm cartridge which is perfectly suited for self-defense situations from two legged threats all the way up to bear and other threatening wild game when equipped with the right ammunition. The new pistol should be available now from your local Springfield dealers and retails for under $700 MSRP.
The New 10mm XD-M Elite OSP Compact Pistol from Springfield
The new pistol features optional 15-round extended magazines that are available along with its two flush-fit 11+1 standard magazines that it ships with. These options when combined with the spicy 10mm cartridge the XD-M Elite turns into more than just your standard compact self-defense carry pistol – you could probably take down a bear if you wanted to with the right ammo.
The new pistol also comes with the XD-M Elite standard META (Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly) Trigger which Springfield claims to be the finest trigger available in a polymer-framed pistol. The pistol is 1.2-inches in width, 4.58-inches in height, and 6.75-inches in length making it a hair bit longer and taller than a Glock 19 – arguably the most prolific concealed carry pistol on the market.
Also included with the new 10mm XD-M Pistol is the Hex Dragonfly red dot optic. The one that comes with the XD-M Elite features a 3.5 MOA dot great for close-in range work but still allowing for a good degree of precision when you have time to line up your shot. Also included with the pistol is a set of sights combining a bright green fiber optic front sight which is combined with the Tactical Rack U-Dot rear sight.
Where I see this new 10mm XD-M Elite offering coming into play is with big game hunters or someone looking for a more defensive-oriented option when out hunting. With deeper penetration and greater muzzle energy from the 10mm cartridge, you’ll have a powerful tool at your disposal when the need arises. Whether you’re fishing, hunting, trapping or out for a night on the town, you can be sure that this new 10mm XD-M can handle any threats that come your way.
Springfield 10mm XD-M Elite OSP Specifications:
- Caliber – 10mm
- Color – Black
- Barrel – 3.8″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, 1:10
- Slide – Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, Optics Ready
- Frame – Black Polymer
- Sights – Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack U-Dot™ Rear
- Recoil System – Captive
- Grip Width – 1.2″
- Magazines – (2) 11-Round
- Weight – 27-oz
- Length – 6.75″
- Height – 4.58″
- MSRP – $633.00