Released in 2010, the XDm-45 ACP is a direct response from Springfield Armory to their devoted customer base. The .45 ACP cartridge has seen a huge surge of popularity in recent years regardless of its age because of its common use in 1911 pistols as well as the fact that the round just plain gets the job done.

Considering the rather large amount of 1911s sold by the company it's easy to see why Springfield Armory would quickly bring this gun to market as soon as the XDm platform was released in the most popular 9mm and .40 S&W calibers. As of November 2010, the .45 ACP version of the XDm was limited to the full-size service pistol with no compact or sub-compact variant being offered.

The size of the gun is increased over the already not-so-small dimensions of the XDm-9 and XDm-40 and it is not expected that this gun will see extensive use as a concealed carry piece by those who buy it. Shooters who are practice open carry and are not overly concerned with conealability will probably be seen carrying this gun for self-defense.

This pistol is shipped from the factory with two double-stack 13-round magazines. This means that the gun does not have an increase in capacity when compared with the original XD-45 as is the case with the 9mm and .40 S&W versions of the XDm lineup.

All of the integral safety elements common to the XDm lineup are found on this service pistol including the USA (Ultra Safety Assurance) Safety Trigger, Striker Status Indicator, and Loaded Chamber Indicator are retained.

The 4.5” forged steel barrel of this gun is match grade and mated to a forged steel slide. The barrel is fully supported and the company makes it known that the gun can safety fire +P and even +P+ ammunition. FMJ Ball, JHP, and FMJ Flat Nose ammo is all able to be fired from this gun.

Springfield Armory XDm-45 Pistol Reviews

Springfield Armory XDm-45 Pistol

Springfield Armory offers the gun is offered in either a non-reflective black Melonite or a Bi-Tone stainless steel finish. The polymer frame is available in black and it is expected that both green and dark earth color choices will be made available in the future.

Reviews of the Springfield Armory XDm-45 service pistol can be found below. Please write a review of your own but be sure to limit it to the .45 ACP version on the pistol as the XDm-9 and XDm-40 have their own review sets. If you would like to have a picture of your own gun included in the gallery, just email it to Thank you in advance for sharing your first-hand insight on this gun's overall performance and value.

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