Gun Report

Springfield Armory Sub-Compact XD .40 S&W

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Not the most graceful gun, Springfield’s Sub-Compact XD-40 shot well enough to get our attention. Note the grip safety, which was unnoticed in use. The Glock-like trigger was the only other safety on the gun. Available in several color schemes, the 3” XD also has an optional, auxiliary attachable light that many will find handy.

Springfield Armory Sub-Compact XD .40 S&W

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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Looks like a Glock, and works like one. We liked the XD’s trigger pull despite its high measured weight.
The arrow points to the takedown lever. From this lockedopen position, all that was necessary to take the gun apart was to rotate that lever upward 90 degrees, drop the “hammer,” and take the gun apart. We liked this feature, but it required an opening at the rear of the slide.

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