The Springfield Armory XD9 is one of the most renowned polymer-framed pistols in the business. It bears a strong resemblance to the Glock which means if you hadn’t held one before, you’re in for a surprise.
In this article:
- Springfield Armory XD9 | Croatian Extreme Duty Pistol
- Gun Info
- Gun Specs
- Ease of Use and Performance
- Pros and Cons
- Overall Verdict
Is the Springfield Armory XD9 Worth Every Dime?
Springfield Armory XD9 | Croatian Extreme Duty Pistol
When a shooter feels comfortable holding a weapon in his hand, it’s a good indication he can shoot it with confidence. This is what most people say about the Springfield Armory XD9.
The ergonomics of a gun is so important. Some experienced shooters look at this aspect first before testing the gun’s accuracy. I myself developed an attitude of not judging a certain firearm until I get to feel it in the range.
The XD9 though has quite a reputation. Besides, if another gun is placed in comparison with the Glock, then it must be something.
Manufactured in Croatia, the HS2000 is a polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol marketed in the United States as the Springfield Armory XD9. It didn’t always have the reputation it had today when the Yugoslav War contributed to its production difficulties affecting the quality of the firearm.
The XD9 has a texturing on all sides of the grip for better control. The dimensions include an overall length of 6.3 inches, a height of 4.75 inches, a width of 1.18 inches, a barrel length of 3 inches, and weight of 26 oz. when unloaded. Three-dot sights are also secured on both ends of the slide and a magazine capacity of 13+1 rounds.
Ease of Use and Performance
This gun has consistent accuracy even when the shooter is under pressure. They say the XD9 is more accurate than the shooter while it’s still accurate at extended targets.
Mag changes are fast and smooth with its ambidextrous magazine release buttons.
Pros and Cons
What I like about the Springfield Armory XD9 is its ergonomics which is quite popular to a lot of gun enthusiasts. Although the look and design of this handgun are often compared to the Glock, many still think the XD9 has a better feel than its legendary counterpart.
I’m not challenging the Glock-faithful, but I do know some experts who believe this.
I was lucky to shoot a few rounds of this handgun and it does live up to my expectations. In my personal opinion, I should say it’s one of the top semi-automatic pistols that exist today.
The old design still rocks without a doubt. Check out the Browning Hi-Power and discover how some handgun features started and carried out until this day.
Watch this video from Hickok 45 we recommend for first-time users or owners of the Springfield Armory XD:
I’m a fan of classic handguns and love how they paved the way for the new ones. Every aspect of the gun is improved from grips, accuracy, safety, to the ease in loading ammunition.
Guns are customized to woo anyone with its new features which suit any type of shooter.
Do you own a Springfield Armory XD9? Share your own review in the comments below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.