“Practice is everything,” Springfield Armory asserts, “so rather than go for uncomfortably and uncontrollably small, we aimed to create a handgun that’s easy and pleasurable to shoot while still offering amazing concealment.” I think that’s a fair description of the XD-S — when applied to the 3.3″ 9mm version. It’s not quite as true for the .45 caliber XD-S, but then you’d hardly expect 1911-level comfort from a concealable .45. The new .40? The jury is both skeptical and out. As far as capacity is concerned . . .
Like the originals, the new XD-S® .40SW comes with both flush (six-round) and Mid-Mag (seven-round) magazines, so capacity of the new .40SW model sits right between that of the 9MM and .45ACP XD-S®.
As you’d expect. And we’d expect the XD-S .40SW to be a snappy little bastard that rewards practice like Michal Idan rewards an obvious pick-up line. But we’re willing to give it a go (either way). And wonder how it (the XD-S) would feel in 10mm. Yowzir!
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