NEW Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm – Power & Capacity
Adam Scepaniak 05.25.22
When it comes to the 10mm cartridge there is a lot of buzz surrounding the round for its thunderous energy and power, but with all of that discussion there still exist few full-size options for shooters to choose from. Springfield Armory looks to improve upon that with a new iteration of their popular, high-class XD-M Elite series by unveiling a NEW 4.5″ OSP 10mm that comes with or without a Hex Dragonfly Red Dot mounted from the factory.
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The XD-M Elite series is an upper tier version of their Xtreme Duty Match line of handguns bringing further enhancements that shooters and hunters alike request. Such boastful upgrades include a Match-Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META Trigger), optics ready and/or equipped, high-capacity, changeable backstraps, and changeable flared magwells.
Introducing the 10mm cartridge to this series will only open the door more capabilities in the realm of self-defense, home defense, hunting, recreation, and more. All of the specs for the NEW XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm sans a factory Hex Dragonfly Red Dot are listed below as presented by Springfield Armory:
- Barrel: 4.5″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, 1:16
- Slide: Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, Optics Ready
- Frame: Black Polymer
- Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack U-Dot™ Rear
- Recoil System: Captive
- Grip Width: 1.2″
- Magazines: (2) 16-Round
- Weight: 31 oz
- Length: 7.6″
- Height: 5.75″
The MSRP for the base 10mm retails at $653 while the Hex Dragonfly Red Dot equipped version punches in at $837. As fall approaches, the 10mm cartridge becomes increasingly popular because of its Foot-Lbs of energy it generates for hunters who need a back-up gun in bear country. Moreover, the 10mm round (when you judiciously select proper ammunition) is a viable cartridge to hunt a bevy of game animals including bear (for the bolder folks among us). As always, let us know all of your thoughts about the NEW Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.