Fans of the 10mm rejoice: There’s another 10mm handgun to add to your collection! The latest addition to the 10mm world comes from Springfield Armory in the form of the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm, a gun that technically falls under the company’s Elite line but boasts a number of additional features.
Springfield Armory released details of the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm:
The XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm combines impressive capacity with powerful performance. The 4.5″ match grade Melonite finished barrel maximizes ballistic performance, and the highly ergonomic frame houses a double-column stainless steel magazine that provides a 16-round capacity. Two magazines are included with the pistol.
As an Optical Sight Pistol (OSP), the new XD-M Elite 4.5″ 10mm features a removable seamless cover plate that reveals a mounting interface for the optic of your choice, such as the HEX Dragonfly red dot or a wide range of other popular red dot optics. This is accomplished through the use of available mounting plates. The pistol is also offered packaged with a HEX Dragonfly red dot optic.
The XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm pistol has an aggressively textured grip as is typical of the company’s handguns and a flared magazine well to facilitate rapid magazine changes. Guns ship from the factory with fiber optic front sights and Tactical Rack U-Dot rear sights. Other features include a forged steel slide, black polymer frame, and captive recoil system.
Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory, made the following statement about the latest pistol from the gun maker:
This newest addition to the XD-M Elite line of pistols gives shooters and outdoor enthusiasts a great option for a powerful and capable defensive pistol. Features like its optics capability, fully ambidextrous controls and a funneled, removable magwell make the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm ideal for anyone serious about self-defense.
- The XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm is equipped with a slide milled for an optic from the factory, allowing you to mount the red dot of your choice.
- This extended and flared “short” magwell is designed to combine compact dimensions with ultra-fast reload capabilities.
- The pistol’s magazine holds an amazing 16 rounds of 10mm for impressive self-defense firepower.
- Caliber: 10mm
- Capacity: 16 +1
- Color: Black
- Barrel Length: 4.5 inches
- Barrel Material: Hammer Forged Steel
- Barrel Finish: Melonite Finish
- Twist Rate: 1 in 16
- Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack U-Dot Rear
- Frame: Black polymer
- Height: 5.75 inches without RDS
- Length: 7.6 inches
- Grip Width: 1.2 inches
- Weight: 31 ounces, empty
- MSRP: Starts at $653.00
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