In 1777 George Washington ordered the creation of Springfield Armory to store ammunition and gun carriages for the American Revolutionary War.
In 1794, The Armory began manufacturing muskets for a young country. For the next 150 years, it functioned as a supplier for every major American conflict as well as a “think tank” for new firearm concepts.
In 1968, citing budgetary concerns, the U.S. Government closed Springfield Armory. Now the walls of Springfield Armory would house historians, paying homage to the past rather than those with an eye to the future.
With reverence for the legacy of The Armory, the Reese family resurrected the most historically significant designs produced by The Armory – M1 Garand, 1911-A1, M14. Fueled by the same obsession for improved manufacturing techniques and cutting edge design that inspired the likes of John C. Garand, and John Browning, they have continued to develop products that are loyal to Springfield Armory’s heritage while ensuring The Armory’s place in the progression of American firearms.
As Springfield Armory entered a new millennium, the introduction of the XD® pistol changed the world of handguns forever. The XD followed in the footsteps of so many legendary Armory designs before it, quickly gaining a reputation as a quality, reliable firearm that is easy to use.
In 2007, Springfield Armory raised shooters’ expectations of what a polymer pistol should be with the introduction of the XD-M® series of pistols. The XD-M carried on the Springfield Armory tradition of setting the bar ever higher.
The XD-S® Single Stack. This tiny but powerful pistol revolutionized the world of concealed carry with an impossibly small and amazingly easy to shoot design chambered in .45 ACP, and followed it with the 9mm in 2013.
13 years after the first polymer pistol from Springfield Armory hit the market, the XD Mod.2® made its debut with a new perspective in mind. Springfield Armory imagined what the classic XD would look like if it was released with all of the latest technologies on the market in 2014. That mindset brought about a number of innovative enhancements, complete with the marked evolution of Point-and-Shoot™ ergonomics.
An entirely new platform for Springfield Armory, the SAINT™ AR-15 is a premium, features-packed rifle that elevates operation from muzzle to buttstock. The inspiration behind the SAINT AR-15 was born of the desire to build a rifle with upgrades that come standard on even our entry-level model. The expansion of the SAINT AR-15 line has included the SAINT Edge, and the SAINT Pistol.
With the announcement of the XD-E, Springfield Armory entered the market of DA/SA hammer-fired polymers. It features a single stack design, ambidextrous thumb safety/decocker, low-effort slide and exposed hammer that clearly shows gun mode. New shooter or skilled operator, the XD-E offers multiple modes of carry for your personal preference.
The newest platform to be offered by Springfield Armory is the most concealable pistol the company currently produces. With the feel of a 1911 scaled down to a pocket-friendly size, users don’t have to compromise shootability for concealability making it the best gun in its class.
Springfield Armory’s best-selling pistol, the XD-S, begins a new generation of improved ergonomics with the introduction of the XD-S Mod.2. Providing the optimum grip and feel you need, it’s the smallest gun in its class with the evolution and improvements in .45ACP.