GENESEO, ILL. (01/18/17) – Springfield Armory® is pleased to announce the new XD® Mod.2® Service Model, chambered in .45 ACP. Now, buyers don’t have to choose between large caliber and large capacity – this new handgun offers both in a surprisingly compact package.
While the new XD® Mod.2® Tactical Model is optimized for competitive and defensive situations where concealment isn’t the primary concern, the new four-inch barrel XD® Mod.2® Service Model packs the same caliber and capacity into a carry-friendly footprint. The XD® Mod.2® Service Model fits 13+1 rounds of fight-stopping .45 ACP into an amazingly concealable package.
“We’ve been listening to customers struggling with the caliber versus capacity debate,” observed Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese. “We decided to try and eliminate forced compromises and design a pistol that offers both big caliber and big capacity in a form factor that’s practical for law-abiding citizens to carry.”
Like its 9mm and .40 S&W siblings in the XD® Mod.2® family, the new Service Model features all the great ergonomic enhancements that make the XD® Mod.2® easy and safe to control and shoot. The HighHand™ 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 surface textures are applied to just the right places to help shooters control the gun without the need to readjust the grip while shooting.
Inside, the XD® Mod.2® Service Model contains a four-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® Service 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 XD® Mod.2® Service Model is loaded with safety features under the hood. For example, our Ultra Safety Assurance Action Trigger System and internal striker block ensure that the XD® Mod.2® won’t fire until the operator commands.
The new pistol, while a double-stack design, is no wider than many smaller caliber pistols. With a width of just 1.22 inches, overall length of 7.3 inches, and height 5.5 inches, it’s concealed carry ready. Unloaded weight, including an empty magazine, is 30 ounces. Every XD® Mod.2® Tactical model ships with a travel-ready, lockable, hard case and two 13-round magazines.
When it comes to shooting performance, the XD® Mod.2® Service Model is large enough to easily control and soak up recoil, but small enough to carry concealed.
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.