A little over a year ago I wrote a post about a concealed carry pistol for which I had fallen. The XDs 3.3 9mm was introduced at SHOTShow 2013. I shot it, and as happy as I was with my Walther PPS, I couldn’t stop thinking about how well the XDs fit. For the past year I’ve thought about buying the gun, but just couldn’t justify the expense of two concealed carry guns. Then Springfield issued a major recall on the new 9mm as well as the previous year’s release in .45ACP. Fast forward one year and I find myself buying an XDs 3.3 9mm.
It’s understandable that one might ask: Why would anyone knowingly buy a gun that had been part of a recall? But I can truely say that I have no qualms about ordering my XDs in the last weeks of the recall repair schedule. This is not to say that the recall wasn’t major. Springfield realized that there was a chance that any of their XDs 3.3 9mm or 45acp models could accidentally fire, and had to have all of them fixed. The fix came in the form of a roll pin placed in the backstrap safety and Springfield is confident that this will resolve the problem.
My confidence comes from a few places. Mainly, Springfield acted so quickly and in such a sweeping manor that even those who had been using the guns from their original issue date couldn’t complain about the company’s care for its customers. Also, knowing many long standing XD customers, I believe that the brand will always stand their by their products and address any issues their customers bring up. Mostly, I have inspected the gun I recieved and I know the recall modifications have been made. Therefore, I know a safe, fun time will be had at the range this week breaking in my new CCW.