Guns PRESS RELEASE: Springfield XDM Elite 3.8 Compact Forrest Cooper September 8, 2020 Join the Conversation The XD series by Springfield has had its ups and downs, but it carries on. And it doesn't look like the lineup will slow down as a new Compact model joins the Elite line. Dropping the Grip Zone and instead shipping with a removable flared magwell, the Elite series takes notes from ideal features found on similar handguns across the industry such as deeper serrations, and a match barrel. Read the official release here of the Springfield XDM Elite 3.8 Compact: GENESEO, ILL. (9/8/20) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the newest addition to the popular XD-M® Elite series — the XD-M® Elite 3.8″ Compact. 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 designed for concealed carry, combining impressive capacity and performance with concealable dimensions for ease of carry. 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 that provides 14+1 capacity in the two included magazines. 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. The XD-M® Elite 3.8″ Compact includes an ambidextrous slide stop and magazine release, ensuring that it can be run easily by either hand. Additionally, improved slide serrations with enlarged grasping grooves provide enhanced ergonomics and slip-free purchase. Topping off its forged steel slide is Springfield Armory’s excellent Tactical Rack U-Dot™ rear sight. It features a u-shaped white outline and works in concert with the high-visibility fiber optic front sight. “This newest addition to the XD-M® Elite line of pistols gives shooters and concealed carry users a great option for EDC,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “Features like the META™ trigger, fully ambidextrous controls and a funneled, removable magwell make the XD-M® Elite 3.8″ Compact a must-have for CCW.” If you need a capable and powerful 9mm pistol that combines ultra-refined performance with concealable dimensions, then look no further than the new XD-M® Elite 3.8″ Compact. To see the XD-M Elite 3.8” Compact | XDME9389CBHC, visit https://www.spr-ar.com/r/4257 To see the entire XD-M Elite line, visit https://www.spr-ar.com/r/4256 For more from Springfield Arms: Read more about the XDM Elite Series here. Small Footprint, large capacity with the Springfield Hellcat. Hellcat meets Apex with a DIY trigger job: step-by-step here. Explore RECOILweb:New Rhodesian Chest Rig and Dry Pouch from S&S PrecisionBest Concealed Carry Holsters [2022 Buyer's Guide]Four US Military Working Dogs to Receive Medals of CourageWhat's Old Is New Again: The B&T VP9 NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.