Owners of the sub-compact Springfield XD-S might want to check their gun’s serial number and click here for the Croatian company’s recall notice. “Springfield Armory® is initiating this voluntary safety recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols with new components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous condition. We want to emphasize that no injuries have been reported to date.” Apparently, the gun “could experience an unintended discharge during the loading process when the slide is released, or could experience a double-fire when the trigger is pulled once. The chance of these conditions existing is exceptionally rare, but if they happen, serious injury or death could occur.” Ya think? Yet more proof, if proof be needed, that the smart concealed carry guy or gal owns at least two carry guns. You know: one’s a nun and we’ve only just begun. Or something like that. Uh, three if you own a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield. Here’s how the Springfield XD-S recall’s going down . . .
Springfield will send you a return authorization and mailing label, allowing you to return your 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm or .45ACP pistol to Springfield at no cost to you. Springfield will upgrade your 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm or .45ACP pistol with the new [unspecified] components, and return it to you. Springfield will provide tracking numbers so you can monitor the receipt and return of your upgrades.
Here’s hoping they don’t have to use that springfieldrecall.com url again.