BARREL5.25″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, 1:10
SLIDEForged Steel, Melonite® Finish
SIGHTSFiber Optic Front, Fully Adjustable Target Rear
RECOIL SYSTEMOne Piece w/ Full Length Guide Rod
The XD(M) is designed specifically for competition shooting right out of the box, so it comes as no surprise that this gun is extremely accurate.
I managed an average of 1.5-inch groupings at fifteen yards, no problem. The low-profile, reduced-glare rear sight and the fiber-optic front sight allow for fast and accurate target acquisition and the 5.25-inch barrel provides an increased and more accurate sight picture.
The notched all-terrain grip and high-profile beavertail allow for a tight, secure grip. SA also includes three exchangeable backstraps for adjustable grip comfort—like the Glock 19 Gen 4.
The only way this gun jumps out of your hand is if you throw it. Each XD(M) barrel is hand-fitted to each individual pistol, so the parts fit flawlessly and work smoothly to produce fast, accurate shots each time you fire.
Whether you are a novice shooter or a hardened competitor, this gun will hit whatever you aim it at.
Once again, the superb mechanics and sleek construction of this gun have bumped the XD(M) up the ranks of quality handguns.
As a competition gun, it was paramount that SA produce a gun that a competitor can rely on consistently to fire low-velocity competition ammo.
SA accomplished this with the Lightning Cut, a three-inch cut-out on the top of the slide which allows for a faster cycle by reducing reciprocating mass.
This isn’t to say that the XD(M) can’t handle a wide variety of ammo, though, because it performs with equally well with range ammo like Tula 115 gr, Remington UMC.
As far as I can tell, there are no problems with failure to feed, failure to eject, or misfire. No matter the situation, this gun will not let you down.
The XD(M) handles like a dream. This striker-fired pistol is well-balanced and fairly light for its size. Along with the rest of this sleek design, the Lightning Cut on the slide goes a long way to trimming down the fat.
This series of guns features a grip safety, and internal firing pin safety, a trigger safety, and a loaded chamber indicator on the top of the gun.
There is an accessory rail located in front of the trigger guard that can accommodate any standard light or laser.
There is a mag release located on both sides of the grip. The mag release, slide lock, and takedown lever are all easy to operate.
The serrated slide is easy to grasp and the contoured frame allows for a comfortable, secure hold. I love the way the XD(M) handles and I recommend that you test one at the soonest opportunity.
The Springfield Armory® XD-M® Elite 4.5” packs all the advanced features of the Elite line into well-balanced and extremely capable package.
Featuring the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META™) — delivering the finest production polymer-framed pistol trigger pull available, ambidextrous slide stop, improved slide serrations and an increased magazine of 20+1 (working in concert with a removable “short” extended and flared magwell), the XD-M Elite 4.5″ offers you a handgun ready to serve.
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