Just because they have a huge hit on their hands in the Hellcat doesn’t mean there isn’t room in Springfield Armory’s lineup for other everyday carry options. The new XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact has all the features of Springfield’s other Elite series handguns including their META (Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly) trigger, flared magwell, a match barrel and deeper slide serrations.
Here’s their press release:
Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the newest addition to the popular XD-M® Elite series — the XD-M® Elite 3.8″ Compact. This EDC-ready 9mm, like all the XD-M Elites, redefines what you should expect from modern, striker-fired firearms.
The XD-M® Elite 3.8″ Compact is designed for concealed carry, combining impressive capacity and performance with concealable dimensions for ease of carry. The 3.8″ match grade Melonite® finished barrel maximizes ballistic performance while remaining compact for concealability, and the compact grip frame houses a double-column stainless steel magazine that provides 14+1 capacity in the two included magazines.
To facilitate quick reloads, the XD-M® Elite 3.8″ Compact also features a removable extended and flared “short” magwell. An additional benefit of the removable magwell is that you can quickly convert the pistol from a compact to a full-size frame with a 19+1 capacity. This is accomplished by simply removing the magwell and employing optional full-size XD-M magazines with compatible magazine sleeves.
At the heart of the pistol is the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META™) system, a superbly refined trigger designed to wring out the most from the pistol’s most important interface with the shooter. Featuring a flat face and integral overtravel stop, the META™ system delivers the finest trigger pull available on a production polymer-framed pistol.
The XD-M® Elite 3.8″ Compact includes an ambidextrous slide stop and magazine release, ensuring that it can be run easily by either hand. Additionally, improved slide serrations with enlarged grasping grooves provide enhanced ergonomics and slip-free purchase. Topping off its forged steel slide is Springfield Armory’s excellent Tactical Rack U-Dot™ rear sight. It features a u-shaped white outline and works in concert with the high-visibility fiber optic front sight.
“This newest addition to the XD-M® Elite line of pistols gives shooters and concealed carry users a great option for EDC,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “Features like the META™ trigger, fully ambidextrous controls and a funneled, removable magwell make the XD-M® Elite 3.8″ Compact a must-have for CCW.”
If you need a capable and powerful 9mm pistol that combines ultra-refined performance with concealable dimensions, then look no further than the new XD-M® Elite 3.8″ Compact.
- Caliber: 9mm
- Color: Black
- Barrel: 3.8″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, 1:10
- Slide: Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish
- Frame: Black Polymer
- Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack U-Dot™ Rear
- Recoil System: One Piece w/ Full Length Guide Rod
- Grip Width: 1.2″
- Magazines: (2) 14-Round
- Weight: 27 oz
- Lenght: 6.75″
- Height: 4.58″
- MSRP: $559
See the XD-M Elite 3.8” Compact XDME9389CBHC here.
See the entire XD-M Elite line here.