One of the best moves that Springfield Armory ever made was to start building XD pistols chambered for the .45 ACP. While the 9mm may be the best selling round in the world, and the .40 S&W is loved by American police departments, the .45 ACP round is loved by the American public as a whole. Considering the fact that a large amount of the Springfield's business comes from selling 1911 pistols, it's easy to see that their customer base would rush to buy guns that work with ammo they are already buying in large quantities.

The .45 XD pistols, however, tend to be a bit larger than their smaller-bore counterparts which necessarily caused the size of the gun to increase. Springfield Armory's response was to design a new compact pistol that featured a shorter grip while retaining all of the significant features common to all XD guns.

All XD compact pistols come from the factory packaged with two magazines. The 10-round magazine sits flush with the base of the pistol while the 13-round version incorporates a grip extension that transforms the gun into a full-size service pistol.

Springfield Armory XD-45 Compact Pistol

Springfield Armory XD-45 Compact Pistol

This compact pistol is produced in a number of combinations that span three colors (black, OD green, and dark earth) and come in both 4" and 5" barrel lengths.

Currently, these guns are only chambered in .45 ACP. Those looking for an even smaller version of this gun usually go with an XD Sub-Compact which is made for other calibers.

Reviews of the Springfield Armory XD .45 compact pistol can be found below. Please write a review of your regarding how this gun performs in competition, the field, or while being carried for personal protection so other shooters can benefit from your first-hand experience.

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