The new 5+1 .45 ACP XD-S from Springfield Armory is shifting the paradigm on what makes a capable and concealable “pocket pistol.”
Building on the strengths of the popular XD and XD(M) polymer-framed pistols, the new XD-S features a single-column magazine for a slim 1-inch thickness. This, combined with an overall length of 6.3 inches, a barrel length of 3.3 inches and a weight of 21.5 ounces, gives you a truly “pocketable” pistol that still delivers big-bore .45 ACP punch.
Keep an eye out for a detailed review of this fascinating little pistol in the December 2012 issue of Combat Handguns, as well as a feature review of the XD-S and Springfield’s full line of XD and XD(M) compact pistols in the next issue of Pocket Pistols. For more information, visit springfield-armory.com or call 800-680-6866.