Springfield Armory XD Tactical 9mm

Springfield Armory XD Tactical 9mm

The XD Tactical is a semi-automatic pistol built on a full size frame. The Model 9401 is chambered in 9mm and the frame is constructed of high impact polymer. This pistol is lightweight and durable. The five-inch barrel and large three dot sights make it extremely accurate. It is available with a sixteen round or ten round magazine. The ten round magazine version is California compliant.

springfield armory xd tactical 9mm

Springfield Armory XD Tactical 9mm Features

The XD Tactical Series is another quality pistol from Springfield Armory. At first glance many people think it’s a Glock knock off. Especially when they see the trigger and the polymer frame. It actually looks more like a Sig with the slide and controls or a cross between the two. This gun can stand on its own.


This is a lightweight pistol due to the polymer frame. This durable material holds up well in adverse conditions and daily carry as a duty sidearm.  This gun only weighs 29 ounces with an empty magazine.

Slide and Barrel

springfield armory xd tactical 9mm left side


The barrel is five inches long and made of hammered forged steel. The slide is also constructed of forged steel and features deep serrations.  The serrations are located on the front and rear of the slide and make for easy cocking of the pistol. The oversized slide stop release is easy to manipulate. The slide and barrel have a Melonite finish.

Melonite Finish

Springfield Armory has been providing a Melonite finish since 2006. Melonite is an anti-corrosion process. It is different from a Duracoat or Cerakote finish. Melonite isn’t sprayed or baked onto the gun. It is an extremely hard finish that is produced by a controlled chemical reaction.

Striker Status Indicator

springfield armory xd tactical 9mm striker indicator

The XD Tactical is a single-action pistol. The gun can’t be fired by simply pulling the trigger. It must be cocked with a round in the chamber. Each time a round is fired, the next round will be chambered and the gun will be cocked. The term “Striker Fired” means that the trigger only drops the hammer. The striker status indicator is located on the rear of the slide. The metal bead will be protruding when the pistol is cocked.

Loaded Indicator

springfield armory xd tactical loaded indicator

The loaded indicator is a metal tab located on the top of the slide. It is slightly raised when the pistol is loaded.


The trigger is named the Ultra Safety Assurance system by Springfield Armory. The trigger consists of two separate levers that must be pulled together (in addition to the grip safety) in order for the gun to be fired.

Other Features

Springfield Armory XD Tactical 9mm has an ambidextrous magazine release button. It is easily manipulated by either hand. The reloading of magazines is quick and easy. There is a grip safety similar to a 1911. The grips on the XD Tactical are actually angled similar to a 1911. This ensures a firm and comfortable hold of the pistol.  There is a dual recoil spring and a full length guide rod.

XD Tactical Gear Package


springfield armory xd tactical 9mm holster


Magazine Pouch

springfield armory xd tactical 9mm magazine pouch


Magazine Loader


springfield armory xd tactical 9mm mag loader

Springfield Armory offers another option when purchasing the pistol. You can get the XD Tactical Gear Package. It adds about sixty dollars to the price and consists of a holster, magazine pouch, and magazine loader. This package is good for the range.

Springfield Armory XD Tactical 9mm Specifications

  • Model: XD 9401
  • Action: Single
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Capacity: 10/16
  • Barrel: Hammered Forge Steel/ 5 inches
  • Sights:  Dovetailed Front/ Rear, 3-Dot
  • Trigger: 5.5-7 pounds
  • Frame: Black Polymer
  • Slide: Forged Steel
  • Length: 8.3 inches
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Weight( unloaded): 29 ounces
  • MSRP (pistol only): $539
  • MSRP (XD Gear Package): $599

Springfield Armory XD Tactical 9mm Conclusion

The XD Tactical is a full-sized pistol that is made of quality materials. This semi-automatic pistol is chambered in 9mm and features a five-inch barrel. The XD Tactical is extremely accurate and easy to shoot. The Polymer and Steel construction blend lightweight with durability.  This pistol is a great choice for a duty or home defense gun. Purchase one today at Long Beach Guns.