Springfield XD Tactical Pistol

 



Specifications

Style Specialized Pistol
Frame Polymer frame, black and Green finish
Grips Integrated
Caliber .357 SIG / 9mm / .40 SW / .45 ACP
Capacity 9/12/15 rounds
Weight
31 oz (879 g)
Length 8 inches (20.3 cm)
Barrel 5.01 inches (12.7 cm)
Sights Light rail, Dovetail front & rear (steel) 3-Dot
Manufactured Croatia by Springfield Armory
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Springfield XD Tactical Reviews

     
497 Reviews

 

extrabullet from Seattle, WA on Mon, 18 Jul 2016

Jonathan O. from Reading, PA on Sat, 11 Jun 2016

JMKPM, I Have several .22's. My wife has shot two of them in the past. She has shot my Sig P226 on a couple of ocasions and found it to be to heavy. So far I haven't been able to get her to pick up the Springfield Sub compact. I think she'll like the Springfield Compact gun much better than the Sig. If I'm patient I believe she will eventually try it. She did watch me fire a few rounds from the viewing area. Not a firearms expert. Most of what I learned on shooting I learned while in the Navy. Had to qualify with the 1911 every year. Always had excellent instruction and coaches watching and offering advice when needed. Always felt that good instruction is worth every penny you invest as is time on the range. The 124 grain RNFMJ bullet is what the military uses in the Berretta.

Jonathan O. from Reading, PA on Sat, 11 Jun 2016

JMKPM, I Have several .22's. My wife has shot two of them in the past. She has shot my Sig P226 on a couple of ocasions and found it to be to heavy. So far I haven't been able to get her to pick up the Springfield Sub compact. I think she'll like the Springfield Compact gun much better than the Sig. If I'm patient I believe she will eventually try it. She did watch me fire a few rounds from the viewing area. Not a firearms expert. Most of what I learned on shooting I learned while in the Navy. Had to qualify with the 1911 every year. Always had excellent instruction and coaches watching and offering advice when needed. Always felt that good instruction is worth every penny you invest as is time on the range.

Jonathan O. from Reading, PA on Fri, 10 Jun 2016

JMKPM Your right. The Springfield is a very easy gun to like. It just fits my hand so nicely, points well, has a decent trigger, and a very manageable recoil. I tried to get my wife to shoot it when I was at the range the other day. Maybee next time. I tried some of the Hornady 115 grain also. I really like the test results I've seen on Television for this round and their 124 grain round. It's (the Hornady ammunition) is hard to find around here and the Winchester 147 grain can be purchased locally. Have to use the Winchester 147 grain for now. I've only carried one other gun. The Springfield Sub compact is much more comfortable to carry and I'm more accurate with it.

Larry I. from Carrollton, MO on Thu, 2 Jun 2016

Bought the XD subcompact in 40S&W yesterday and fired about 50 rounds. It failed to load one cartridge, that was when I had a magazine of target ammo with a Winchester PDX1 hollow point in the middle of the magazine load. The PDX didn't load. I retried with that cartridge and it worked. I then duplicated the load sequence another two times and the gun worked perfectly. Today I disassembled the pistol. Usually a new pistol is excessively oiled but this one showed very little oil in the mechanism. In fact, there wasn't enough. The slide track for example was dry. I did a quick clean and oiled the gun and tested it. It works fine. The trigger on this gun is made so that there is NO resistance during much of the pull and then a short distance of moderate resistance just before the gun fires. I like it. As expected, there is more kick than with a full size pistol, but it is not uncomfortable. A lot has been written about kick when in a gun fight. I figure that if a 380 kicks the gun up 2 1/2 inches and the 40 kicks the gun up 4 inches......so what? In both cases, the shooter has to lower the gun and re-aim. The delay before the next shot is not much greater with the bigger caliber and the stopping power is undeniably much greater. This is an excellent carry gun. It is reliable, has good stopping power but is light and small enough that you hardly know it is there. It is now my full time carry gun.

Donald O. from Vonore, TN on Wed, 18 May 2016

The Springfield XDm Ported is a very good handgun for the money. I have the .40 and right from the box it shot great, consistant with not 1 jump or problem, even with CHEAP ammo. After many many rounds i'm tacking to the competion shoots (stock) it shoots that well. If your looking to purchase, this will not disapoint.

Donald O. from Vonore, TN on Wed, 18 May 2016

The Springfield XDm Ported is a very good handgun for the money. I have the .40 and right from the box it shot great, consistant with not 1 jump or problem, even with CHEAP ammo. After many many rounds i'm tacking to the competion shoots (stock) it shoots that well. If your looking to purchase, this will not disapoint.

Herbert S. from Hillsboro, IL on Tue, 17 May 2016

I am on my second XD 4" .45(or compact). The first was a bi-tone stainless steel slide with a dark earth frame that was my absolute favorite gun for the three or so years I had to shoot it. Sadly, I let my guard down and it was stolen by a once trusted ex-roommate. It hasn't been recovered yet, but I replaced it with another identical model exactly two years newer, with the only difference being this one is matte black, since I could not find the right bi-tone. I will say I liked the stainless steel version more for its looks and durability(even if it is $50 more). This black compact is fairly new as I have only put 50 rounds through it, but I must say it is on target even before the recommended 200 round break-in. Springfield has created a near perfect polymer for a near perfect price, and thus continues the XD legacy. This is an excellent pistol for LE or concealed carry any day of the week.

Roland C. from Princess Anne, MD on Thu, 5 May 2016

I have 3000 + rounds through my Sub-Compact XD 9MM and not one jam or problem ever. I will bet my life on this gun.

Roger A. from Burt, NY on Wed, 4 May 2016

Was at the range today and fired a few rounds from an XD40 that belonged to the range safety officer. WOW! Really impressive. Fired better than my Glock and had a really smooth trigger and action. I think I see one in my future. :)

Abel T. from Cleveland, OH on Tue, 5 Apr 2016

->JMKPM: When I left the Wounded Warrior Shoot I was in 3rd place...I should have stayed! I wound up in 15th...my first competition. 19 in the bull for a total of 392 out of 500. 21'-50', one & two handed. 5-10 shots in 5-15 seconds X 6 rounds. Overall I was happy with the XD40. Still trying to get used to the tri-focals!

Russell C. from Chambersburg, PA on Thu, 31 Mar 2016

I've got the XDM45, got it about 2 months ago, put the large grip extension in place & went to my local range. WOW! Besides w/ proper 2-hand grip this pistol is dead-on accurate one-handed @ 35 feet. Although they are great firearms as well, I can't say the same for my Glocks (9x19, .40S&W, .45ACP)

Abel T. from Cleveland, OH on Thu, 10 Mar 2016

Just a quick comparison: had the XD40 sub, Glock 26 & Sig P250 sub (.357sig) to the short range (17-yds)...Sig was shooting consistantly 2" low! Glock was ok. XD was DEAD-ON accurate so that's what I'm taking to the Wounded Warrior benefit shoot next weekend. Really dissapointed with the Sig. Just picked it up and loved the trigger pull but accuracy is not there out of the box.

Teddy R. from Pomeroy, OH on Thu, 10 Mar 2016

Just came from putting my fist 300 rounds through the XD9 SC. It performed flawlessly! Feels great in the hand, easy to carry, easy to strip & clean. Very manageable recoil. Highly recommended.

Arthur O. from Greenwood, VA on Fri, 4 Mar 2016

I also carry the XD Sub in 9mm in a Crossbreed holster for the past year. This has proven to be an awesome combination. I've fired well over 2000 rds through my weapon with no malfunctions of any kind. In conjunction with the Crossbreed holster I've fitted all of my conceal carry weapons with the holster and it has proven perfect each time. My only complaint is switching to night sights. Meprolights $98.00 you will have have a Gunsmith to install them to correct the height. Truglo TG231X Tritium Pistol Night Sight for $48.00 are a do it yourself if you have a vice. There are many types of sights to choose from, but one thing for sure the XD is a go to gun if trouble arises.

Martin B. from Frackville, PA on Thu, 18 Feb 2016

I have the pleasure to own a .45ACP Tactical in a dark earth tone, and this is a workhorse. nothing can take it down, this has to be one of the best guns ever built.

Wayne I. from Medfield, MA on Mon, 8 Feb 2016

my xd9c is like an old prostitute, may not look the best, but keeps getting the job done. I cc with a Cross Breed IWB holster. I have a couple of 1911's that are great too but I am drawn back to her repeatedly. I feel more comfortable with the larger capacity mags. Happy shooting.

Mark M. from Wagener, SC on Wed, 3 Feb 2016

I have had my xd40 subcompact for years. thousands of rounds, no malfuctions. for conceled carry i use the short mag, for the ranfe the extended 12rd mag. only neg. is it is a little heavy on the hip and some muzzle rise for the shorter barrel. if I were to buy another it would be the 3.8 or longer barrel. but i will keep mine for the tight carry for it size. factory triggers breaks crisp. i use a hi ride holster. i also like my s&w 642, nice and light with 38 P+ ammo.

Nathaniel W. from Wallingford, CT on Tue, 12 Jan 2016

I'm a huge fan of Springfield Armory, their XD model is a superb weapon and one I'd HIGHLY suggest this firearm to anyone looking to purchase a new handgun.

Gregory J. from Jeffersonville, KY on Fri, 25 Dec 2015

I love my XD45 Compact weapon feels good to my hand and easy to conceal. I have two holsters besides the factory holster that I like to use. All around the weapon fires all ammo preferbly P+. Great Weapon Springfield Thank You!

Springfield XD Tactical Questions & Comments

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Jason F. from Allyn, WA on Sat, 11 Jun 2016

lehjr123, That's cool that your wife go's shooting with you. I thought maybe she was afraid of the gun that is why I wrote about trying the 22. My wife and I are retired so we do alot of shooting together so I love to hear when a couple shoots together. Well good luck with it and I agree with ya. When she tries the Springfield she's going to love it. Like you said before, it seems like it's apart of you. Good Luck and Happy Holidays to you and yours. JMKPM Paul

Jason F. from Allyn, WA on Sat, 11 Jun 2016

lehjr123, It's funny how people like different guns. My wife does not like the Springfield but she loves her Glock 26 or Taurus Judge. My wife taught shooting to women awhile back and she always started them off with a 22. That way they were not scared of the bang or recoil. I don't know if your wife has ever shot before, but if not maybe that would be a good start? It's funny you bring up the 124gr. bullet. I just read that that is the grain bullet that Springfield uses to zero in their guns. I think it was on usacarry.com. Somewhere on there. Good Luck to ya. Keep practicing. Shot placement trumps all and God forbid the day comes and you need those skills.

Jason F. from Allyn, WA on Fri, 10 Jun 2016

lehjr123, It's easy to fall in love with this gun. I was wondering how the Winchester Bonded 147 gr. where going to work but nothing stops this gun. I shot a couple of boxes of Wolf ammo. It's some cheap Russin ammo made with steel cases that are very ruff. No problem. I feel safe everyday carrying this gun.I carry with the Hornady Critical Defence 115 everyday.

Jonathan O. from Reading, PA on Thu, 9 Jun 2016

Just got back from the range with my Sprinfield XD9 subcompact. Shot three different types of rounds with no difficulties. all total I shot about 100 rounds through the sub-compact XD9. I was worried about the Winchester 147 grain personal defense round(it's a large cavity hollow point round). No difficulties with this the Hornady or the 115 grain FMJ rounds I tried. Mixing the rounds did not appear to bother the little sub compact, either. It does move around a little more than the 4"compact version I own, but the recoil is very manageable. With the longer 16 round clip I can't tell any difference between the 3"sub-compact or the 4"compact guns. I am as thrilled with the 3"Sub-compact as I am with the 4" compact gun. Now that I've shot it, I will feel very good about putting this gun in my holster for everyday carry. I must add that I feel guilty for not carrying my Sig 226 to the range with me. naahhh. not really.

Larry I. from Carrollton, MO on Fri, 3 Jun 2016

JMKPM Thanks for the information. I'll also check Rob Leatham on Youtube.

Jason F. from Allyn, WA on Fri, 3 Jun 2016

Mnbill, I understand what you are saying about recoil, but I must disagree. A gun fight in the real world is not like on tv. People will say to always carry with one in the pipe. Why? The millasecond it takes to rack the slide is nothing, but it is a lifetime in a gun fight. When you get that adrenaline dump you will not shoot as good as you do on your worst day at the range. I'm sure you are reading this and saying this guy is nuts, he doesn't know what he is talking about. Well talk to some LEO's you may know and ask them their opinion. I'm not trying to knock you only prepare you. I'm sure you are a good shot. I carry a XD9. With the ammo made these days they work as well as a 45 with hardly any recoil so I can get right back on target. I use the Winchester JHP Bonded 147 myself. Great bullet. Time yourself and see how many hits you get in 10 seconds on a 8 in. pie plate. Practice often. Remember Shot placement Trumps all. I know how many I hit with my 9 at 25 yds. in 10 seconds. See what you can do and you will get better and better. Rob Latham , I think thats how you spell it, from Springfield has some good training videos on You Tube. Please remember I'm not trying to knock anyone. I just don't want to ever see the bad guy win.

Jason F. from Allyn, WA on Sat, 28 May 2016

bunk22, I have to agree with you. Out of all my guns my XD sub is the one I cary every day. I don't know how many thousands of rounds from the best to some real crap steel Russin stuff, Never a malfunction.

Carlos A. from Ladysmith, VA on Thu, 26 May 2016

Though no longer my primary CCW, I still love my XD9sc as it has at least 6000 rounds through it without a single failure. It shoots anything and everything, from reloads to self-defense rounds. Fantastic gun IMO.

Jason F. from Allyn, WA on Fri, 20 May 2016

Went out shooting today. I brought my XD, Glock and Ruger LC9. It doesn't seem to matter how much I try to convince myself the Glock and Ruger are good shooting guns,and they are, in my hand it just don't work. The XD works like it's apart of me. I just have to point and shoot and bang, Bulls eye. The gun read's my mind. It's just like my HD Road King, a part of me. I'm sure now carry the XD. It may be alittle bigger but when I need it I'm sure the bullets going where I want. Everytime.

Jonathan O. from Reading, PA on Tue, 3 May 2016

Just bought my second XD in 9mm. I purchased the subcompact version this time. Hoping it will be more comfortable to carry. I should get a chance to shoot it this weekend. If it shoots like the full size gun I own, I will be very pleased. Springfield has another free magazine deal going. buy a Springfield XD by Nov. 1 and get three free magazines.

Jimmy G. from Denver, CO on Tue, 19 Apr 2016

After a lot of thinking I traded my 4” XD45 in and got an XDM45 4.5”. I had a hard time doing it because I hated to trade away a gun that I loved, but after one trip to the range I have no doubt that I made the right decision by trading up to the XDM. I’m no Jessie James but I’m a decent shot and I found myself shooting better with the XDM than with the XD. At 15 yards I was tearing up the center of the target. Before the trip to the range the only thing I did was a field strip, lightly oil and wipe down the pistol. During my trip to the range I shot 50 rounds of 230gr Federal Champion FMJ and 100 rounds of the Winchester white box 230gr FMJ ammo. I had 0 malfunctions of any kind and both brands of ammo seemed to be equally accurate in my completely non scientific test. I’m going to run a few hundred more rounds through the XDM before I start testing any JHP/self defense ammo. I also noticed that the XDM handles recoil very well, maybe even less recoil than the XD. Overall I am very pleased with my trade up to the XDM. There was never anything wrong with the old XD45 4”, but the XDM45 4.5” is a nice upgrade.

Antoine I. from Baton Rouge, LA on Fri, 8 Apr 2016

I have trifocals and ordered them in Progressive. There is a slow transition from top to bottom so it is easier to find the right focus... after you get used to them.

Jason F. from Allyn, WA on Fri, 8 Apr 2016

1ofea, Congradulations, Good Shooting. Great shooting really for first time out. I would have had my knee's knocking. I can't imageing shooting with those tri-focal's. Dang, I could just see my head going up and down trying to find the right spot on the lens. Keep up the good work. We put the time in the better we get and the way things are going in this world I want to be the best shot I can be. Have fun, shoot straight.

Mark W. from El Centro, CA on Thu, 7 Apr 2016

Love my Springfield XD 40 Sub Compact !!! Perfect operation, zero jams with 500 rounds put thru it. The feel of this Pistol is awesome !! I chose it over a Glock. I actually tried to fast fire to get this Pistol to Jam.. nope. Flawless operation, extremely fast field stripping, easy cleaning, superiour operation. I would love to see a more compact version of this Pistol for Carry applications, but the reliablity of this gun is awesome.

Antoine I. from Baton Rouge, LA on Fri, 1 Apr 2016

Went to the gun range yesterday and shot an XD .40. It is much more comfortable and accurate than my Uzi .40 Baby Eagle. Considering the XD has been a rental gun for over two years and hasn't been cleaned in weeks I was amazed by the accuracy. Today we went to the gun show and bought my wife a new S&W 686 Performance model with the 5" barrel. She fired one yesterday and really liked it. Next time out I trade the Uzi Baby Eagle for an XD or XDM either .40 or .45. I'm interested in opinions from those who have both and can give me a "compare and contrast". Thanks.

Jason F. from Allyn, WA on Sun, 27 Mar 2016

jbfla, Could you give me a heads up on a holster? I have a XD Sub Compact. I put a Insight light on the rail. It's great at night in the house, but I can't find a holster that will fit it. Any ideas. I've contacted a large # of holster manufactures and no luck. Any idea's. My only one is take the light off during daylight carry.

Ian F. from Staples, TX on Sat, 26 Mar 2016

JMKPM Thanks for the heads up. I will keep this in mind next time I run into a student looking for a solution to handling the slide. I teach the push/pull method of retracting the slide. So far with the one exception I mentioned this has been successful. I have had many female students in my classes that have not been able to retract the slide on their semi-automatic when they came into the class. Once I show them what to do my success rate has been 100%.

Ian F. from Staples, TX on Sat, 26 Mar 2016

Just as an aside, Suarez International can also put reflex sights on XD's and M&P's. While one can buy mounts for reflex sights that will mount on both guns, they use up the rear sight dovetail. I will probably send an XDM out to them for this installation. All of my guns with reflex sights have both iron sights and a reflex sight. I do not trust batteries alone to save my life. All of my rifles with reflex sights have an iron sight backup for the same reason. One nice thing about a reflex sight is it fits in many of my holsters just as long as they are lower on the slide side and many holster have that feature. This type of sight also takes care of the aging eye problem. See the dot work the trigger and get good hits.

Jason F. from Allyn, WA on Thu, 24 Mar 2016

jbfla, I saw something online that may help the guy that is missing part of his hand. http://brassstacker.com/glock/slide-pull/ . If you go to that link or www.Brassstacker.com. It is a ring that fits on the slide of a Glock. It has these lines that fit into the serrations on the slide. It then has a ring on the end you put 1 finger in the ring to rack the slide. You have to take a look. It's also great for anyone that can't pull it back. I put a Insight light on the rail of my XD. I now don't have a holster it will fit in. Does anyone have any ideas out there in gun land?

Ian F. from Staples, TX on Sun, 13 Mar 2016

JMKPM Thanks for the additional info. The missing part of your index finger makes fit a real issue for you. Glad that the XD does the job. That is one of the reasons I have my students try different pistols. I can almost always put something into their hands that will do the job. I recently had a student who was missing a significant part of his right hand including the thumb and most of the index finger. He now shoots with his left hand but was having trouble racking his slide back with the right hand. He wanted me to come up with a solution for his problem. I introduced him to my G17's that has a Trijicon reflex sight installed on it. He was able to rack the slide by using the reflex sight to push back on the slide. That worked just fine. see http://www.onesourcetactical.com/tsdcombatsystems-glock17rmrslide.aspx for some descriptions and pictures of a G17 equipped that way. My student now has a reflex sight installed on his G17 and all is well. Also he now shoots much better with the reflex sight. My experience with a reflex sight is the same. There is a reason why our military uses these types of sights.

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