Thursday, July 10, 2014
I must have been sleeping under a rock here lately. My new Guns magazine came in the mail today. Normally, I don't get much time to peruse the gun rags until the weekend, but tonight I had to wait on the rain to stop before taking the dog out to play, so I thought I'd glance at it. I'm flipping through the pages and getting close to the back.
Nothing is really catching my eye so I start flipping the pages a little faster, and then all of a sudden, there it is. It's a Springfield Armory XDS 4.0. I know it by sight. Now a little background... Since seeing the XDS 9 4.0 come out at the SHOT Show this year, I've been drooling over them and wishing SA would release one in .45, but everything I've read has been saying it's going to be some time before they do. So I've quit looking and hoping. That is, until now.
There on page 79 is my elusive unicorn. Springfield Armory has released the XDS 4.0 Single Stack .45ACP. Where have I been? I belong to a SA XD/XDM/XDS group on Facebook and nobody there has said squat about this gun coming out.
I've held the 3.3" model and it is nice. The 4" model is the same frame, just a longer slide and barrel. I imagine this helps with recoil and accuracy.
No, I haven't purchased one yet, so all you get are stock pictures, but if somebody would like to send me one to review, I'd be happy to oblige. With that, I leave you to more stock pictures to drool over.