GENESEO, IL (09/08/15) – Springfield Armory®’s latest XD® Mod.2™ four-inch service model pistol is shipping and will be available at retailers on September 15. The brand-new XD® Mod.2™ 4” Service Model 9mm is the company’s latest XD® product announcement following last fall’s successful introduction of the XD® Mod.2™ 3” Sub-Compact model.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the new XD® Mod.2™ Service Model pistol,” Springfield Armory® Marketing Director Chad Dyer said. “It has 30 percent improved Grip Zone™ surface comfort and improved Point & Shoot Ergonomics™, reinforcing Springfield Armory®’s leadership position to continue to evolve and deliver the best polymer-striker-fired pistol products year after year.”
Since its launch 13 years ago, the original XD® pistol has been a staple for firearm enthusiasts and law-enforcement agencies alike, according to Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese. “It was, at the time, one of the most innovative and sought-after polymer pistols on the market,” he said. “The XD® Mod.2™ 4” fulfills the need for a service-model pistol built to professional standards and back by our limited lifetime warranty and reputation.”
In addition to the 4” hammer-forged steel barrel, the new XD® Mod.2™ pistol features a 16-round magazine capacity; a Melonite-coated steel slide and barrel; a thinner, more sculpted grip frame, resulting in an unmatched ergonomic touch; and an extended sight radius, with fiber-optic front sight and improved slide-gripping serrations for ease of racking the slide.
Both the black and bi-tone models are standard with a four-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 7.3 inches and an unloaded weight of 28 ounces. It comes standard with nearly an extra half-inch sight radius and has been enhanced with a standard, front, red, fiber-optic sight. On top of this, the striker-fired action of the XD® Mod.2™ 4” allows the shooter to accurately place shots round after round.
It incorporates all the standard XD® safety features upon which shooters have come to rely:
- Striker-status indicator and loaded-chamber indicator allow the shooter to visually or physically tell if the pistol is loaded and ready to fire
- Palm-grip safety ensures there is a solid grip engaged with the frame before the pistol itself can function
- Simple takedown lever, easy-to-reach slide stop and magazine release
Want to be one of the first owners of the XD® Mod.2™ 4” 9mm? Register and vote in Springfield Armory®‘s DUEL 3 promotion – this model will be featured among the many daily prize packages.
This model also qualifies you for Springfield Armory®’s “Gear Up and Go” consumer promotion. Starting Sept. 1 and through Dec. 31, 2015, any new purchase of a Springfield Armory®XD®, XD® Mod.2™, XD(M)®, XD-S® or 1911 handgun qualifies for two additional magazines, a ballistic nylon dual-pistol range bag and a double-mag pouch, a $135 value free with each pistol purchased.
About XD® Mod.2™ Series:
The XD® Mod.2™ is the refinement of a classic, taking what made the XD® world-famous and amplifying, revising and improving it in order to bring you the next step in the evolution of the polymer-framed striker-fired pistol. Mod. 2™ ergonomics are the next-level experience. The entire interface between the shooter and the gun has been updated, while greatly enhancing the Point & Shoot Ergonomics™ that made it famous. Key features in the XD® Mod.2™ have been engineered and enhanced to further enable effortless shooting and added concealability.
About DUEL 3:
This is Springfield Armory®’s third iteration of one of the shooting industry’s largest gun and gear promotions. Participants are eligible for daily and weekly prizes, as well as one grand prize. Visit DUEL.Springfield-Armory.com for more information.