While the 9mm may be the most popular pistol cartridge in the world, the .45 ACP holds a special place in the heart of American shooters because of the perennial popularity of the 1911 pistol. Eventually, Springfield Armory realized the necessity of producing a polymer gun for the cartridge and the result was the long-awaited XD-45acp.
This gun, which is slightly larger than it's 9mm and .40 S&W brethren, is otherwise identical to other service pistols of the XD platform. All elements of the Springfield Armory Ultra Safe Assurance (USA) system are found on the XD-45. This includes the center positioned trigger safety, the 1911-style grip safety, and the two internal safety systems which make the gun drop-proof.
The barrel and slide are made from forged steel and feature front and rear slide serrations which provide a good grip when manipulating the slide to chamber a round. The grip of the gun's polymer frame is treated with a no-slip patter as well. The underside of the dust cover features an integrated rail which will accept most tactical flashlights and laser sights.
Springfield Armory XD-45 Pistol Gallery
Due to immense popularity which the XD-45 has received Springfield Armory has gone from producing the gun in just a Black Melonite coated slide and barrel to a black polymer frame (XD9611HCSP06) to a Bi-Tone Stainless Steel-to-Black (XD9613HCSP06), Black-to-Green (XD9612HCSP06), Stainless-to-Dark Earth (XD9163HCSP06), and Stainless-to-Green (XD9165HCSP06) configurations.
Standard equipment includes 3-dot combat sights but Springfield Armory produces the guns with optional night sights as well. As with all XD pistols, switching out the sights is no easy task and usually requires the services of a experienced gun smith so if you want night sights on this gun it's often best to make it easy on yourself and get a gun which has them pre-installed at the factory.
The gun ships from the Springfield Armory factory with two 13 round magazines, slide-style holster, double mag pouch, and a few other freebies.
Reviews of the Springfield Armory XD-45acp service pistol can be found below. If you've had a chance to shoot this gun or perhaps own one yourself, please write a review to let other shooters who are considering purchasing one of these guns know the good and bad elements of this gun. Be sure to include your review in the proper place. All color combinations of the 4" service model can be included here but the XD-45 Tactical, XD-45 Compact, Thumb Safety XD-45, and XD-45 GAP, which are similar in appearance, are different guns and have their own respective review sets. Also, be sure to email a picture of your pistol to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be sure to add it to the XD-45acp Photo Gallery.
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Pro's: 1. Very accurate 2. Several holsters available for. 3. Uses different manufacturer's ammo 4. No problems noted. 5. Ammo easy to find. Cons: 1. Weight. 2. Not for small hands. Read More
Truely on of the best firearms I own. I have the compact XD .45. It has very little recoil and it is easily concealed. I carry at 3 O'clock with no printing. The holster that comes with it is fine for the range, but get a good holster for carry. The mag carrier that comes with is work good. I would highly recomind this pistol to all my friends. I am now looking at the Range Officer. You can't go wrong with Springfield Armory. Read More
Awesome! A truly wicked gun. I reecently rented one for testing before buying. I was not dissapointed. Couldn't think of a thing to criticize so Im buying one asap. Was originally testing the xd 40 which was nice and funtioned well but..... The muzzle flip was unacceptible to my taste. I then turned it in and tried the. 45. Night and dqy. Virtually no muzzle flip. All backward thrust and a satisfying WHOOMP!! Rather than the CRAAACK! of the. 40. And 9 mm. Raw power baby!! I now see why that. 45 acp round has been so popular all these years. Very nice to shoot. Read More
The Springfield XD 45 full size is the finest quality handgun I have ever owned. I have served in Combat Arms for the United States Army for 7 years, and in Law Enforcement equally as long and I have never had a better performing handgun. This is a large frame gun and should be handled by someone physically set up to handle a full sized semi auto. The smaller versions are equally as nice and of the highest quality. I have carried another well known black plastic gun for quite some time, but this gun is far superior in many ways. The quality of the parts and the finish on this gun are excellent. I teach CCW classes in MN and this is the weapon I recommend strongly to my students due to its superior safety features and again the extreme quality. I am very pleased to say "I am a Springfield Guy" and very proud of it. I have outfitted very small persons with versions of XD's and XDm's which have fit hands properly of all sizes. Be sure to take the time to find the XD that fits you right. The XDm's are very size versital and are simply the way to go. Be safe and shoot with confidence! Read More
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