by David Crane
Springfield Armory’s XD Pistols recently won the NRA’s 2003 Golden Bullseye Award for "Handgun of the Year". That’s pretty impressive. Just as impressive is the fact that Springfield Armory has introduced both a 3" Sub-Compact XD and 5" Tactical XD model of the X-Treme Duty (XD) pistol in such a relatively short time.
DefenseReview has been hearing good things about both of these two XD models, but we have yet to test them. I have, however, handled the Springfield Sub-Compact XD pistol. It felt very…
comfortable in my hand, and I was able to grip it with all three fingers, unlike the Glock 26/27 (G26/27), with which I have some experience shooting. The G26/27 only allows a two-finger hold, unless you youse a Pierce Grip magazine extension, or some other type of mag extension. I’d really like to get a Sub-Compact XD pistol out to the range, soon. Same goes for the 5" Tactical XD pistol. The Tactical XD is obviously designed to go up against the Glock 34/35 Practical/Tactical pistol.
DefRev recommends that you swing by the Springfield Armory XD Pistol page and take a look at the Sub-Compact XD pistol flash movie, when you get a chance.
Click here for more details on the Springfield Armory X-Treme Duty (XD) pistols.
By the way, if you do decide to purchase an Sprinfield XD pistol (or even if you don’t), DefRev highly recommends you pick up an Otis Gun Cleaning System. Otis Technology, Inc. makes the most advanced gun cleaning system in the world.