Springfield Armory has announced the newest addition to the popular XD-M Elite series — the XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact. According to the gunmaker, “this EDC-ready 9mm, like all the XD-M Elites, redefines what you should expect from modern, striker-fired firearms.”
The XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact is definitely designed for concealed carry, combining impressive capacity and performance with concealable dimensions overall. The 3.8″ match grade Melonite finished barrel maximizes ballistic performance while remaining compact for concealability, and the compact grip frame houses a double-column stainless steel magazine (2 mags included) that provides 14+1 capacity.
To facilitate quick reloads, the XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact also features a removable extended and flared “short” magwell. An additional benefit of the removable magwell is that you can quickly convert the pistol from a compact to a full-size frame with a 19+1 capacity. This is accomplished by simply removing the magwell and employing optional full-size XD-M magazines with compatible magazine sleeves.
At the heart of the pistol is the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META™) system, a superbly refined trigger designed to wring out the most from the pistol’s most important interface with the shooter. Featuring a flat face and integral overtravel stop, the META™ system delivers the finest trigger pull available on a production polymer-framed pistol.