Gun Report

Springfield Armory XD Service Model .45 ACP

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The XD 45 offered clear feedback to the shooter and consistentresults on target. Accuracy was dependable, if not sterling. Thisgun needs a thumb safety, too, in our view.

Springfield Armory XD Service Model .45 ACP

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The XD 45 ACP pistol not only had a longer grip but also a more cavernous magazine well. But the magazine well of the 9mm model (right) offered a steeper bevel.
Without the presence of a thumb safety, the chamber loaded indicator shown in the raised position at the rear of the ejection port (top arrow) was a helpful feature. The pin showing through the back of the slide (bottom arrow) tells the operator the gun is cocked.

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