Springfield Armory: Threaded Barrels for Handguns

Threaded barrels on handguns open up a whole new world of options for gun owners. And for owners of Springfield Armory Hellcat or XD-M pistols, there are now drop-in options. Springfield Armory is now offering drop-in threaded barrels for those two models in 9mm, 10mm, and 45 ACP. With a threaded barrel, shooters will be suppressor and compensator ready. These barrels are designed for longevity and accuracy, and are all backed by the Springfield name.

Springfield Armory is now making threaded barrels for the Hellcat and XDM. (Photo credit: Springfield Armory)

Springfield Armory’s drop-in threaded barrels are available for the Hellcat 9mm and XD-M 4.5 inch in 9mm, 10mm, and 45 ACP. Barrels are hammer forged for durability and designed for precision performance. But it isn’t only a barrel. The threaded barrel kit for the Hellcat includes a 3.8-inch hammer-forged threaded barrel with a Self Indexing Compensator. A thread protector is also included for times the compensator isn’t being used. The system features 1/2×28 threading and is compatible with any standard configuration 3-inch Hellcat 9mm. A black Melonite finish on the barrel improves rust resistance and lubricity.

threaded barrel and compensator for hellcat
The Hellcat barrel kit includes a compensator. (Photo credit: Springfield Armory)

Regarding the compensator, which is included with the Hellcat kit, it’s made from 8082 aluminum and anodized matte black. The use of a compensator during live fire helps reduce muzzle rise and felt recoil. This, in turn, can improve accuracy and rapid target acquisition. Rate of twist of the barrel is 1 in 10 and it weighs 2.72 oz, and the compensator itself weighs 0.7 ounces. so it doesn’t. Basically, the use of the compensator won’t significantly alter the weight or balance of the pistol.

springfield xdm with threaded barrel
A threaded barrel with a thread protector is available for the XDM. (Photo credit: Springfield)

The XD-M pistol can also be made suppressor or other muzzle accessory ready. The hammer-forged threaded barrels designed for the XD-M 4.5 inch are, as mentioned before, available for 9mm, 10mm, and .45 ACP XD-M variants. They are drop-in threaded barrels with a black Melonite coating for the purpose of improving rust resistance and overall lubricity. The barrels ship with a thread protector so the muzzle end of the barrel can remain covered until the user chooses to add an accessory.

Twist rate for the XD-M barrels is 1 in 10 for 9mm and 1 in 16 for both 10mm and 45 ACP. The 9mm barrel weighs 4.04 ounces, the 10mm barrel weighs 4.45 ounces, and the 45 ACP barrel weighs in at 3.66 ounces. As for threading, the 9mm is 1/2×28 threading, while the 10mm and .45 ACP barrels both have .578×28 threading.

MSRP for the Springfield Armory Hellcat barrel kit with compensator is $199.99. The XD-M barrels all have an MSRP of $159.99.