Springfield Armory produces two sub-compact pistols in the XD line. The XD-9sc in 9mm and the XD-40sc in .40 S&W. Regardless of the increase in power the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge provides, the 9mm version of the pistol is slightly more popular as it has an edge in capacity carrying 13 rounds in the compact magazine vs. the 9 rounds of the .40 S&W version of the pistol.
Both guns feature an accessory rail integrated into the polymer frame, a forged steel frame, and a fully supported forged barrel that is built to handle +P ammunition. Trigger setup for the XD-40 sports the single-action striker based trigger system with an integrated safety which is common to all XD pistols. The grip safety and internal firing pin block safeties are also retained.
Springfield Armory cut the barrel of the gun down to 3” in length and the overall height of the pistol drops to just 4.75” when the compact magazine is utilized. This combination makes the XD-40sc extremely easy to conceal in either an IWB holster or even an ankle holster.
As previously mentioned, the standard magazine capacity for this gun is 9 rounds in the compact magazine, but an extended magazine is also available which increases the payload to 12 rounds. Many CCW holders will carry the XD-40sc with the compact magazine in place while carrying the larger capacity extended magazine in a belt mounted mag pouch. This allows for the ultimate in overall concealability without compromising on firepower.
The Springfield Armory XD-40 sub-compact pistol is made available in a wide variety of finish combinations. The most common is the steel slide coated in black Melonite matched to a black polymer frame but a black slide with an OD green frame is made as well. Also available is the popular bi-tone edition which shares the black frame but utilizes a stainless steel slide.
Springfield Armory XD-40sc
Dovetailed 3-dot combat sights are standard but two different types of night sights have been made available for the black-on-black versions of the pistols and the upgraded sights can be ordered with the gun from the Springfield Custom Shop as well.
Reviews of the Springfield Armory XD-40sc sub-compact pistol are available below. Feel free to leave a review of your own if you have experience with this pistol. All color combinations may be included here but be sure to only include reviews of the .40 S&W version. The XD-9sc, chambered in 9mm has its own separate review set, so please be sure to limit reviews here to the the .40 S&W version of the pistol so that those searching for info get an accurate picture of the performance and value of this particular gun.
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Mine cost $549 and came with the accessories. Good gun for the $$ considering the price of pistols in 2013..and the Obama generated "gun rush" Read More
$479 brand new in 2010. 1000 plus rounds with no problems. Various ammo used but like Winchester 165gr best. Never shot aluminum nor will I. I can put 5 in the 50yd slow fire bullseye. Slow being the operative word. Most shooting is at 6'-10'-18' & 25', these being the usual distances for home protection. This is a great carry gun. I've carried it daily for 2yrs and love it. By the way, it fits in your pocket if holstering is not an option. "The saying it that a pistol or are you glad to see me!" I have athritis and still enjoy shooting this pistol. Read More
I previously had an XD40 Service model 4" and it was extremely accurate "an I mean on Point!" I loved it so much I wanted to go for the Subcompact for concealed carry since the service model was impractical simply because of my size & shape. So I just purchased my XD40sc w/Tritium Night Sights about a month ago and JUST recently got to the range... Overall I love this gun!!!! BUT I did however buy it used and the guns seems to be in excellent shape through an through..... While at the range I ran through 100rds of the Winchester white box 165gr Target rounds and my shots were landing about 1-1.5" low and 2-3" to the right at only 5-7yrds it wasn't far off so at first i tried adjusting my grip, stance, & trigger finger position and pull yet had the same results.... I was able to adjust my aim an consistently put Great groupings on target... Like I said I do love this gun but it left me a little concerned simply because I had to "guesstimate" where my shots are landing and in a self defense scenario I'm held accountable for ANY missed shots!!!! I did speak to the range officer on site whom i let fire a couple shots and had the same results (for those of you who would say its just me) he did how ever mention different ammo shoots differently with different guns, which was also stated in the user Manuel.... And I know I need some more range time to get better acquainted with the gun.... Does anyone have any suggestions for Target & Deffensive ammo??? Read More
I also just bought a XD40sc in all black! This weapon is amazing by far the best buy of any pistol I have had, Small, Lightweight, Very concealable, Amazing accuracy ( For a 3" barrel) I am buying another for the wife! Read More
I just bought a used XD40sc in OD green. It's a very slick and robust looking little pistol. Love the fact that it comes with a compact and fullsize mag with grip extension. I just ordered a Pierce pinky extension for the compact magazine. It should make it much easier to purchase the weapon upon drawing. I've had an XD45 service in the past and thought I would try the SC on for size. I wasn't dissapointed! Read More
I picked this gun up from somebody used. Only payed $350 for it and absolutely love it. Black polymer with stainless slide version. The two magazine size options are great and it is very easy to conceal. The only "issue" I have with the gun is that there is a little discoloration on the stainless slide near the back where the vertical grips are located (to chamber it). I thought it would easily remove; however, it really doesn't want to come off the stainless. Any suggestions are welcome! It didn't appear that the slob who previously owned it ever cleaned it. But, for $350, it is the best gun deal I have ever come across. Once cleaned, it is now my favorite sidearm. Definitely going in my bug-out bag with my Henry survival .22LR. Everything considered, it is an awesome gun! .40 might be my new caliber since this is my first. Really like everything about the gun -- it just feels right. Springfield quality beats the pants off of Glock every day of the week. It is just a matter of time before people realize Springfield makes killer guns -- no pun intended! Read More
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