Shot Show has come and gone (technically today is the last day) and as usual, there were a lot of interesting products announced. The most exciting product to me however, is the new Springfield XDs single stack pistol series. It will be available in .45ACP at launch with 9mm and 40cal following soon after. After reviewing the specs, it appears as though I may have a new CCW to get. The dimensions are great, it carries 6 rounds (5+1) of .45ACP and weighs in at 29oz (which is pretty heavy, but that should reduce the recoil felt when shooting). I already see people are complaining about the capacity. Do you really need more than 5+1 of .45ACP in a concealed weapon? If you do, then maybe you should reconsider your surroundings.
Caliber – .45 ACP
Capacity – 5 + 1 Rds
Weight – 29 oz.
Barrel – Melonite ® with a Fully Supported Ramp
Sights – Steel Dovetail Rear, Fiber Optic Front
Slide – Forged Steel
Frame – Black Polymer
Magazines - 2 Stainless Steel Single Stack
Overall Height with Magazine – 4.4″
Overall Length – 6.3″
Overall Width – 1″
A Shot Show video with Rob Leatham stated the price should be in the same ballpark as the XD and XDm. I would certainly hope that it falls in less than the XDm but a little more than the XD. Ideally, I think it should be around the $550-575 mark. I assume that the 9mm and 40cal versions will be slightly smaller in their dimensions as .45ACP counterparts are always slightly larger.
It’s supposed to hit dealers sometime in March. Looks like March will be an expensive month, XDs and an iPad 3.
For more info and a photo gallery, check out the XDs site at http://www.xdspistol.com/.