GENESEO, ILL. (01/18/17) – Springfield Armory® is pleased to announce the XD® Mod.2® Tactical Model. The new pistol offers a large caliber option without sacrificing capacity. The XD® Mod.2® Tactical packs 13+1 rounds of .45 ACP into a surprisingly compact form factor.
Perfect for competitive, professional, or civilian home defense use, the XD® Mod.2® Tactical is versatile, thanks to its slim double-stack profile. Advanced Mod.2® ergonomics make the new pistol easy to control, even when shooting full-power defensive ammunition loads. The five-inch barrel creates an extra long sight radius, making fast and accurate aiming intuitive and easy. Additionally, the extra barrel length not only squeezes every bit of velocity potential from the users choice of ammo but adds recoil controlling weight up front to help reduce muzzle flip.
“We’re really excited about adding a .45 caliber version of this pistol,” stated Dennis Reese, CEO of Springfield Armory®. “When we launched the 9mm XD® Mod.2® Tactical model, all types of customers were enthusiastic about it. It made a great competition, recreational, or defensive pistol. Now with the .45 ACP model, big bore, major power factor capability is available to those same groups.”
The new pistol features all of the XD® Mod.2® enhancements. The High-Hand™ beavertail and grip relief cuts position the shooter’s palm and fingers higher on the grip, thereby providing more direct control over recoil torque. The GripZone™ concept addresses every part of the pistol that contacts the hand. Three different textures are applied to different areas of the grip surface to provide unique grip characteristics for the various contact points. The net result is the right amount of texture at every location without overkill.
Inside, the XD® Mod.2® Tactical contains a five-inch, hammer-forged Carbon Steel, Melonite® barrel. Underneath, a dual recoil spring system, managed by a full-length guide rod, facilitates perpetual reliability and a soft-shooting feel. The XD® Mod.2®’s slide consists of Parkerized Carbon Steel, treated with a Melonite® finish. It’s designed to resist corrosion and hard use blemishes for a long, long time.
The new XD® Mod.2® Tactical model includes sturdy steel sight housings suitable for a rugged pistol. The front sight body contains a red fiber-optic tube that shines brightly by magnifying ambient light. The rear sight is a low-profile combat style, flanked by two white dots, intended to facilitate smooth draws without snags on holsters, clothing, or gear.
The new pistol, while a double-stack design, features a surprisingly accessible size for a broad variety of shooters. The grip width measures just 1.2 inches. Overall length is 8.3 inches and height is 5.75 inches. The unloaded weight, including an empty magazine, is 31 ounces. For a big bore pistol packing 13+1 rounds, the XD® Mod.2 Tactical exhibits a surprisingly manageable size.
Every XD® Mod.2® Tactical model ships with a travel-ready, lockable, hard case and two 13-round magazines.
About Springfield Armory®
“The First Name in American Firearms,” Springfield Armory® was founded in 1777, when George Washington ordered the creation of an armory to store ammunition and gun carriages during the American Revolution. In 1794, the armory began to manufacture muskets and spent the next 150 years supplying firearms for every major American conflict. The original armory closed in 1968. In 1974, the Reese family took ownership of the Springfield Armory® name and began making the M1A™ rifle. Today, Springfield Armory® develops many products loyal to the company’s heritage, like the 1911 pistol, while ensuring its future with innovative products, including the XD®, XD® Mod.2®, XD(M)® and XD-S® polymer pistols and now the new SAINT™ AR-15 rifle.