GENESEO, IL, January 12, 2016 – Springfield Armory® is pleased to announce two new suppressor ready XD(M)® handguns. The new 4.5-inch barrel models chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP feature extended pre-threaded barrels and extra-tall suppressor height sights that allow attachment of standard silencers with no customization required.
The new two new XD(M)® 4.5-inch Full-Size models feature flat dark earth frames matched with a forged carbon steel Melonite® slides.
“Shooters are buying suppressors in record numbers,” observed Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese. “”Shooting pistols suppressed is not only enjoyable, it’s also safer for shooters and bystanders both due to the greatly reduced noise levels. It was important to us to make it as easy as possible for our customers to use a suppressor of their choice.”
The 5.28” barrel extends ¾” from the front of the slide, so no adapter is required – customers can simply attach a silencer directly to the existing barrel threads. The 9mm XD(M)® Threaded model features the standard ½” x 28 threading while the .45 ACP model is cut with a .578” x 28 threads per inch pattern. Both models ship with a thread protector cap to prevent damage while shooting unsuppressed.
Both front and rear sights are custom designed and tall enough to ensure visibility over most standard suppressor bodies. The steel three-dot sights are finely serrated on the shooter-facing sides to minimize glare and provide a more crisp sight picture. The front sight rises .365-inches above the top of the slide for unobstructed sight picture visibility.
“We decided to offer the suppressor models in both 9mm and .45 ACP to meet a variety of customer shooting preferences,” says Reese. “.45 ACP is naturally subsonic, and a perfect choice for suppressor use, but we’re also excited about 9mm options. Our counterparts in the ammunition business are making some great and affordable 9mm subsonic rounds, so we wanted to build a gun for that caliber too.”
Beyond the suppressor-specific changes, the XD(M)® 4.5 Threaded Model shares the same great features of the standard XD(M)® models including match grade hammer forged barrels, interchangeable backstraps, and classic XD® ergonomics.
Both new XD(M)® Threaded models ship with three magazines. The 9mm versions hold 19 rounds each while the .45 ACP magazines fit 13.
The new XD(M)® 4.5” Full-Size Threaded offers everything customers desire in a full-size pistol, just in a quieter package.
About Springfield Armory®
“The First Name in American Firearms,” Springfield Armory® was founded in 1777, when George Washington ordered the creation of an armory to store ammunition and gun carriages during the American Revolution. In 1794, the armory began to manufacture muskets and spent the next 150 years supplying firearms for every major American conflict. The original armory closed in 1968. In 1974, the Reese family took ownership of the Springfield Armory® name and began making the M1A™ rifle. Today, Springfield Armory® develops many products loyal to the company’s heritage, like the 1911 pistol, while ensuring its future with innovative products, including the XD®, XD® Mod.2™ XD(M)® and XD-S® polymer pistols.