Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018

Springfield Armory Introduces XD(M) 10mm 4.5” and 5.25”

Springfield Armory Introduces XD(M) 10mm 4.5” and 5.25”


After a teaser on various social media sites a week ago, Springfield Armory announced today, the 10th day of the 10th month, their new 10mm pistols: 4.5” and 5.25” versions of their XD(M) handgun. Both have full size frames with 15 round magazines standard; differences are found in barrel and slide length as well as sights. The 5.25 has a fiber optic front with adjustable target rear, while the 4.5” has a fiber optic front with a fixed low-profile sight out back.

Part of their marketing push involves a video of a 10,000-round test with Federal Hydra-Shoks. Recoil springs were changed every 2000 rounds and the firearms were oiled at that round count as well.

Aficionados of the 10mm will know that Federal Hydra-Shoks aren’t exactly the most powerful 10mm load available. In fact, Federal Hydra-Shok 10mm 180gr at 1030fps is only 3% faster than the .40 S&W 180gr Hydra-Shok load, which leaves the muzzle at 1000fps. I’m wondering how the pistol will stand up to full power 10mm loads, not .40 S&W-level stuff, but a 10,000 round test is still a 10,000 round test.

Above all, it’s good to see another player in the 10mm game. Now, if only more companies would build 10mm carbines!

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