Final Thoughts

If you fall into the “hammers and safeties” are evil camp, you will not like this pistol. It has just about everything you hate in it with a mechanical safety, decocking lever and hammer. But this pistol was not built for you to begin with. If you want a solid, concealed-carry compact using a hammer that can be carried either in condition 1 or 2, then it may be just the ticket, especially if you want one that is easy to manipulate. Either way, it is a ton of fun to run, accurate, reliable and soft shooting, which is a rare combination in a concealed carry pistol this size . . . and that is good all around. See it at your gun shop, or contact Springfield Armory, Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) 680-6866; Web: www.springfield-armory.com

Specifications:

Action: Hammer Fired  DA/SA

Caliber: 9mm

Barrel Length: 3.3 Inches

OAL: 6.75 inches

Width: 1 inch

Weight: 25 ounces (empty magazine)

MSRP: $519.00

Accuracy Results Springfield Armory XD-E 9mm:

Ammunition                                                  Velocity                      Group Size

Remington 115-Grain +P HTP                       1,160  f.p.s.               2.00 inches

Federal HST 124Grain                                  1,100  f.p.s.               1.90 inches

Winchester Defender 124-Grain                    1,030  f.p.s.               2.00 inches

Hornady 124-Grain XTP                               1,080  f.p.s.               1.75 inches

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Groups fired from bag (rest) using the hood of my truck as a rest. Distance of 25 yards, 3 five shot groups for comparison. Velocity in Feet Per Second (FPS) measured with a “Chrony” chronograph over three five shot groups.