The Springfield Armory offers yet another addition to its prized and popular XD line of semiautomatic pistols. Known for their precision engineering and match grade machining, interchangeable back-straps, and trigger systems, the US firearm specialist offers the new XDM 4.5".
At the first impression the XDM offers a re-engineered ergonomic design. The frame is made of polymer reinforced with steel inserts while the slide has a corrosion resistant Melonite finish. The grip has an 'all terrain' pattern. The depth and angle of the contours have been individually calculated and maximize control in all directions. Furthermore the previous slide serrations have been modified for penetrative grasp. Interchangeable back-straps have been added for customizable grips. Furthermore, a magazine extension allows personalized grip lengths and added capacity as well. An ambidextrous mag-release extends the suitability of the XDM for both hands.
The new Springfield XDM offers a new trigger system that significantly reduces trigger reset. Springfield boasts the shortest travel of any currently available polymer pistol with the XDM 4.5". Add to this Springfield's trademark and unrivaled precision engineering used for match-grade barrel machining. Also add, the XDM's 'Maximum Reach' mag-release significantly reducing reload time. Further add, the 13 or 19 round flush fitting 'Mega Capacity' magazines. Finally couple all of this with the 3 dot low profile sight system and you'll be on target with swift ease and for faster, lasting and more accurate follow-up shots than ever before.
The XDM includes a loaded chamber indicator as well as a striker status indicator. The first lets the shooter verify if the pistol harbors a round in the chamber. The second lets the user know if the striker is in a cocked position. Both have been designed to provide the shooter with visual as well as physical touch indication. This means that the shooter is not restricted to proper lighting to know the status of the pistol.
The safety mechanism has been integrated into the design of the grip itself. This automatically disengages the trigger safety when the pistol is fully gripped. The shooter is not required to manually or separately disengage handgun safety. As soon as the pistol is 'armed' it is ready to engage. Furthermore, the Ultra Safety Assurance USA Trigger System is a sound guard against accidental discharge. The mechanism locks the XDM's trigger in place until direct rearward pressure is applied. Even if the handgun were to drop from a height or receives a jolt due to some bump, the striker will cannot hit the primer. Combined, these two features make the Springfield XDM a reliable guardian in times of need. A guardian that presents itself swiftly when needed and remains 'self locked' otherwise.
If a shooter is in need of furthering the use of the Springfield XDM, a Picatinny rail is literally at the XDM's forefront. Designed for rapid deployment of tactical devices, it readily accepts lights, lasers or other accessories. More importantly, it is a triple-position rail and hence allows the shooter to adjust the tactical equipment according to their hand position.