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New Springfield Armory Desert FDE XD-M Elite 10mm Pistol: First Look

The proven and reliable Springfield Armory XD-M Elite chambered for the powerful 10mm Auto is now available in a desert FDE color.

 New Springfield Armory Desert FDE XD-M Elite 10mm Pistol: First Look

 New Springfield Armory Desert FDE XD-M Elite 10mm Pistol (Photo courtesy of Springfield Armory) 

Springfield Armory has announced the release of the XD-M Elite 4.5” OSP™ 10mm in Desert FDE. This highly capable 10mm, now available in the popular Desert FDE color, redefines what you should expect from a modern, striker-fired firearm.

Built on a solid foundation, the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm in Desert FDE combines capable capacity with powerful performance. The 4.5″ match grade Melonite finished barrel maximizes ballistic performance, and the highly ergonomic frame houses a 16-round, double-column stainless steel magazine. Two magazines are included.

Featuring the Optical Sight Pistol (OSP) system, the Desert FDE XD-M Elite 4.5″ 10mm features a removable seamless cover plate that covers a mounting interface for installing the optic of your choice with available mounting plates. Topping off its forged steel slide is Springfield Armory’s excellent Tactical Rack U-Dot rear sight, featuring a u-shaped white outline that works with the high-visibility fiber optic front sight.

To facilitate quick reloads, the Desert FDE XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm features a removable extended and flared “short” magwell. Also, at the heart of the pistol is the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META) system, a superbly refined trigger featuring a flat face and integral overtravel stop. For enhanced operation, an ambidextrous slide stop works in concert with the pistol’s ambi magazine release to ensure the pistol can be run easily by either hand.

“The XD-M Elite 10mm in Desert FDE provides shooters with a powerful pistol that will definitely stand out from the crowd,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “The popular Desert FDE color, combined with all the enhanced features of the XD-M Elite line, makes this newest variant an appealing option for fans of the powerful 10mm cartridge.”

If you are looking to pick up a powerful and capable 10mm pistol in Desert FDE, this new XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm should be your first choice. MSRP is $695.

Be sure to keep an eye out for a complete review in an upcoming issue of Firearms News!




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