Eve Flanigan 04.22.21
Springfield Armory just declared a new addition to its XD-M Elite pistol line. Fulfill the XD-M 3.8 Elite Compact OSP, with and without having the HEX Dragonfly optic. The new gun is produced for concealment, but will have tiny difficulty functioning with its massive siblings. Like others in the collection, it capabilities a hammer-forged barrel for precision, but in a shorter 3.8-inch length. It sports activities Springfield’s trademarked match-increased cause assembly (META) with a flat-confronted trigger. The normal capability for the gun is 14+1, and it will come with two publications. The detachable magazine very well, a trait of the XD-M Elite line, suggests it can also accommodate a 19-spherical mag.
Up major, the OSP (optical sight pistol) design bears either a plate covering the optic-prepared mounting holes, or Springfield’s compact HEX Dragonfly red dot, in addition to common XD-M U-formed rear and pink fiber optic front sights. The Dragonfly has a 3.8 MOA dot and scratch-resistant glass. The rugged aluminum housing is formed to accommodate racking making use of the optic, or acquire gain of the serrations on the front half of the Melonite-dealt with slide.
The Dragonfly is shipped with a battery with a existence of around two decades. Its 16-hour car shutoff is designed for preserving battery lifestyle, but also necessitates remembering to switch it on when arming up. It does not appear doable to co-witness employing the rear sight with the Dragonfly mounted. When it is compact, its foundation is about degree with the top of the rear static sight.
All ambidextrous controls are a hallmark of the collection with the slide quit and mag launch showing up on both sides no changes necessary. The grip security sports activities an increased “bump” at the base to make certain proper engagement.
Technical specs – XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact
- Caliber: 9mm
- Coloration: Black
- Barrel: 3.8-inch Hammer Solid Metal, Melonite End, 1:10 twist
- Slide: Cast Metal, Melonite® Complete, Optics Ready w/optional HEX Dragonfly
- Body: Black polymer
- Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack U-Dot™ Rear
- Recoil Program: Captive
- Grip Width: 1.2 inches
- Magazines: (2) 14-spherical stainless steel human body with polymer foundation
- Excess weight: 29 ounces
- Peak: 4.58 inches
- Duration: 6.75 inches
- MSRP: $633 (Standard) $818 (with optic)
Springfield has all over again answered the simply call for respectable spherical ability in what some makes get in touch with a subcompact offer, and the optional crimson dot will surely draw in buyers as perfectly. People who are accustomed to the XD-M collection guns for vary operate would do properly to incorporate the 3.8″ Compact to their stable for the benefits of compatible publications and so-named muscle memory.