Springfield Armory has announced a new version of the XD-M Elite series of pistols. This new variant is the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP pistol, now chambered in 10mm and presented in a Desert FDE finish. The Springfield Armory XD-M Elite series of pistols all feature great upgrades to the base platform including the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly, a removable extended and flared short magwell, and an ambidextrous slide catch/release. Best of all, this handgun is chambered in 10mm which has seen a recent resurgence in popularity.
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Springfield’s New 4.5″ Desert FDE XD-M Elite 10mm OSP Handgun
GENESEO, ILL. (03/14/23) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the release of the XD-M® Elite 4.5” OSP™ 10mm in Desert FDE. This highly capable 10mm, now available in the popular Desert FDE color, redefines what you should expect from a modern, striker-fired firearm.
Built on a solid foundation, the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm in Desert FDE combines capable capacity with powerful performance. The 4.5″ match grade Melonite® finished barrel maximizes ballistic performance, and the highly ergonomic frame houses a 16-round, double-column stainless steel magazine. Two magazines are included.
Featuring the Optical Sight Pistol (OSP) system, the Desert FDE XD-M Elite 4.5″ 10mm features a removable seamless cover plate that covers a mounting interface for installing the optic of your choice with available mounting plates. Topping off its forged steel slide is Springfield Armory’s excellent Tactical Rack U-Dot™ rear sight, featuring a u-shaped white outline that works with the high-visibility fiber optic front sight.
To facilitate quick reloads, the Desert FDE XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm features a removable extended and flared “short” magwell. Also, at the heart of the pistol is the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META™) system, a superbly refined trigger featuring a flat face and integral overtravel stop. For enhanced operation, an ambidextrous slide stop works in concert with the pistol’s ambi magazine release to ensure the pistol can be run easily by either hand.
“The XD-M Elite 10mm in Desert FDE provides shooters with a powerful pistol that will definitely stand out from the crowd,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “The popular Desert FDE color, combined with all the enhanced features of the XD-M Elite line, makes this newest variant an appealing option for fans of the powerful 10mm cartridge.
The pistol comes optics ready with adaptor plates for nearly every red dot optic on the market, a double zipper soft-sided gun case, and two 16-round magazines, and will be sold for an MSRP of $695. For a complete list of specifications or to learn more you can visit the product page here.
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