Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 for off duty
The Springfield Armory Mod 2 Pistol is a compact pistol in the popular .45 ACP. It’s a hard choice to decide on an off duty firearm. You want something that is compact yet big enough to neutralize a threat. I remember sticking my academy issued Beretta 92 in my waistband. It was big and bulky and certainly uncomfortable. You made do with what you had available at the time. This was my only option back in the day. But times have changed and there are so any choices out there today.
The Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 pistol is a great choice. Not only do you get a slim pistol but in the powerful .45 ACP round. The problem with off duty weapons is that you are usually limited to the amount of rounds it will hold. The original XD-S held 6 rounds in the magazine and 1 in the chamber giving you a total of 7 rounds. Springfield Armory addressed this in the new XD Mod 2 pistol.
The XD Mod 2 allows for 9 rounds in the magazine and 1 in the chamber. This gives you a total of 10 rounds, but wait there’s more. Springfield Armory offers the X-Tension magazine that holds 13 rounds. That is an impressive 14 rounds total. Not only is the total incredible but remember this is with the .45 ACP.
The first thing I noticed when holding this pistol is the textured grips. Springfield Armory prides themselves on this feature called “Gripzone.” Basically it’s every surface of the pistol that makes contact with the shooter’s hand. The “Gripzone” is broken into 3 zones.
Springfield Armory’s Gripzone
Zone One features a firm anti-slip surface texture. This enables positive hand to pistol engagement with the corresponding more sensitive parts of the hand.
Zone Two is more aggressively textured. It is still comfortable to the touch. This Zone is intended to make contact with your hand where maximum friction is needed. It works in combination with Zone One. It helps to keep the pistol in place and under control during recoil.
Zone Three covers all other areas of the frame. This moderately textured surface supplements the performance of Zones One, and Two.
Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 Features
The Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 has a forged steel slide. The slide is slim. It makes concealing this pistol easy.
Fiber Optic Front Sight
The fiber optic front sight is bright red. It makes target acquisition quick and easy.
The rear sight is a low profile extended sight. It is snag free and allows for quickly drawing the pistol. It won’t catch on your clothing and fits into standard holsters.
Beaver tail grip
The beaver tail grip allows you to maintain a firm grip on the pistol. It also helps to reduce the felt recoil.
Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 Specs
- Caliber: .45 ACP
- Height: 4.75 inches
- Length: 6.5 inches
- Slide: Forged Steel with Melonite® Finish
- Barrel: 3.3 inches ( Hammer Forged / 1:16 Twist)
- Weight (unloaded): 26 ounces
- Grip width: 1.2 inches
- Frame: Black polymer
- Magazine capacity: 9 or 13 rounds
- MSRP: $593
Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 Conclusion
The Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 is a good choice for an off duty weapon. It comes standard with fiber optic sights and a low profile rear sight. It’s a slim pistol that is easy to conceal. The powerful .45 ACP will neutralize any threat. Purchase one today at Long Beach Guns.