Springfield Armory announced today a new single stack 9mm with a DA/SA trigger, deviating from the recent industry striker trend.
We'll have one in house today and shoot some custom photos. We'll post those here when we've got them ready! We'll also compare it to the XD-S to give some impressions.
From Springfield Armory:
THE HAMMER REINVENTED.
New for 2017.
The best elements of the world-renowned XD® Series, condensed into a pistol so intuitive, comfortable and accurate, you can’t imagine being without it. Springfield Armory® defends your legacy with world-class pistols and unapologetic commitment to self-defense
There are some tools so basic, you can’t imagine being without them. But even essential tools can be refined and improved.
That’s the principle behind the new XD-E™: the best elements of the world-renowned XD® Series, condensed into a weapon so intuitive, comfortable and accurate, you can’t imagine being without it.
The hammer – the most important tool in the toolbox.
Part number: XDE9339BE
The XD-E™ sculpts unmatched Point And Shoot® ergonomics into a sleek frame just an inch wide, for hand and holster fit so satisfying you’ll take it everywhere. The low-effort slide practically racks itself, so handling’s a pleasure. The exposed hammer clearly shows gun mode, and the single/double action trigger shows respect for your shooting style, unlike other compacts.
Then there’s the grip: GripZone® provides active texture that matches your grasp like a handshake, improves stability, and feels incredible. Three magazine options let you personalize concealability and capacity. Impeccable feel, weight and balance launch the XD-E™ from invisible to impactful in an instant, for go-anywhere confidence unlike any you’ve felt.
New shooter or skilled gunner, wrap your mitt around the new XD-E™ and you’ll know. This is more than a hammer. It redefines what your hammer
Recoil System Dual Spring w/ Full Length Guide Rod
Sights Fiber Optic Front, Low Profile Combat Rear
Weight (with Empty Magazine) 25 oz
Height 5" w/ Flush Magazine, 6" w/ Magazine X-Tension™
Slide Forged Steel, Melonite®
Barrel 3.3" Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite®
Grip Width 1"
Frame Black Polymer
Magazines 1 - 8 Round w/ Grip X-Tension™, 1 - 9 Round w/ Mag X-Tension™
Updated with in-house photos: