Press Release: Springfield Armory Announces New XD Mod 2 Tactical
Phil White 01.15.16
We’ve announced several new models of Springfield Armory guns this week. This brand new XD Tactical is a Mod 2 in 9mm and holds 16+1 rounds of your choice of ammunition. The Tactical has a 5 inch barrel, which gives a bit of heft to the front of the pistol providing better control for quick follow-up shots.
Springfields intention is to make this a competition pistol that can also be used for CCW as well as a pistol you can just have fun with at the range. The Mod 2 grip is also slightly larger but still fits the average hand. The grip is still smaller than most other double stacks on the market. The Mod 2 Grip Zone also provides the shooter with a better grip contour and feel.
The sights are low profile with a fiber optic front sight and wide notch rear sight. The potential buyer has a choice of all black Melonite finish or black frame and Stainless slide. I would expect to see this pistol chambered in 45 acp and 40 caliber in the future.
GENESEO, IL, January 15, 2016 – Sometimes bigger is better. That’s exactly the goal of the new XD® Mod.2™ Tactical model from Springfield Armory®.
Designed for recreation, self-defense, or competition, this full-size XD® not only offers big capacity but faster-aiming capability thanks to its extra long sight radius. The five-inch barrel not only delivers every possible bit of extra velocity, but it also adds a little more weight up front, which helps control recoil and muzzle flip, allowing shooters to get back on target faster.
“Finally! This is the Mod.2™ I have been waiting for!” says Rob Leatham, Captain of Team Springfield™. “The XD® Mod.2™ Tactical is optimized to increase its performance. It has a longer slide, a full-length frame, increased weight and an increased gripping area size,” he explains enthusiastically, “This gun is pretty much everything I want in a competition-capable package without being too big, or too heavy for other uses.”
The XD® Mod.2™ 5” Tactical Model packs 16+1 rounds of 9mm ammo in its two included stainless steel magazines. While it’s a double stack design, it’s not too thick to carry like so many competitors’ models. Measuring just 1.19 inches wide, it’s a good tenth of an inch narrower than most double stacks on the market and barely wider than single stack pistols with far less capacity.
Whether used on the competitive range or for more tactical scenarios, fast and accurate shooting requires control, so all of the Mod.2™ enhancements are included. High cutouts on the back of the grip and behind the trigger put support near the bore line to minimize muzzle flip. The new Grip Zone® contours and texturing are specifically designed to provide maximum purchase at those points where hands and fingers require the most contact. Three different textures provide the grip surface needed without painful overkill.
The sights are designed for fast acquisition, leveraging the combination of fiber optic front paired with a low profile combat rear sight. The bright fiber optic tube leaps into view while the rear sight is shaped so it won’t catch on holsters or clothing.
The new XD® Mod.2™ Tactical model is available in black with a Melonite® slide or Bi-Tone with a forged stainless steel slide. Overall dimensions measure 8.3 inches long and 5.5 inches tall.
Built for high volume use, the Mod.2™ Tactical isn’t a gun that will require babying. This combat-ready gun is designed to be used, not left in the safe.