Springfield Armory Releases Flat Dark Earth Color For M1A Rifle and XD-S Pistol


Springfield Armory is introducing a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) color-tone variant in several categories, starting with the M1A Loaded Precision Adjustable Stock Rifle and the XD-S 3.3-inch pistol in 9mm and .45 ACP chamberings.

The new Precision Adjustable Stock FDE M1A comes in two barrel styles:

Model Number MP9820FDE has a medium-weight National Match 22-inch stainless-steel barrel; the MP9220FDE variant has a 22-inch Parkerized carbon-steel barrel.

“We’re responding to the demand that we’ve seen in the marketplace,” said Chad Dyer, marketing director at Springfield Armory. “The Flat Dark Earth tone is ideal for military operators and professional shooters. Now, the general public has an opportunity to own one of our production guns in this color tone.”

Springfield Armory began offering a civilian-legal semi-automatic version of the M14 — the M1A — in 1974.

The Springfield Armory XD-S Single Stack compact-carry pistol has a grip width of only 0.9 inch and weighs 23 ounces empty.


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