Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm

Fans of the 10mm rejoice: There’s another 10mm handgun to add to your collection! The latest addition to the 10mm world comes from Springfield Armory in the form of the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm, a gun that technically falls under the company’s Elite line but boasts a number of additional features.

XD-M Elite 4.5" OSP 10mm
Looking for a new 10mm pistol? Springfield Armory has you covered with their new XD-M Elite OSP 10mm. (Photo credit: Springfield Armory)

Springfield Armory released details of the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm:

The XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm combines impressive capacity with powerful performance. The 4.5″ match grade Melonite finished barrel maximizes ballistic performance, and the highly ergonomic frame houses a double-column stainless steel magazine that provides a 16-round capacity. Two magazines are included with the pistol.

As an Optical Sight Pistol (OSP), the new XD-M Elite 4.5″ 10mm features a removable seamless cover plate that reveals a mounting interface for the optic of your choice, such as the HEX Dragonfly red dot or a wide range of other popular red dot optics. This is accomplished through the use of available mounting plates. The pistol is also offered packaged with a HEX Dragonfly red dot optic.

XD-M Elite 4.5" OSP 10mm
The XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm is optics ready. (Photo credit: Springfield Armory)

The XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm pistol has an aggressively textured grip as is typical of the company’s handguns and a flared magazine well to facilitate rapid magazine changes. Guns ship from the factory with fiber optic front sights and Tactical Rack U-Dot rear sights. Other features include a forged steel slide, black polymer frame, and captive recoil system.

XD-M Elite 4.5" OSP 10mm
The Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm handgun has an aggressively textured grip and polymer frame. (Photo credit: Springfield Armory)

Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory, made the following statement about the latest pistol from the gun maker:

This newest addition to the XD-M Elite line of pistols gives shooters and outdoor enthusiasts a great option for a powerful and capable defensive pistol. Features like its optics capability, fully ambidextrous controls and a funneled, removable magwell make the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm ideal for anyone serious about self-defense.

XD-M Elite 4.5" OSP 10mm
This gun has a 16 +1 capacity, which is a fantastic amount of 10mm to have on hand. (Photo credit: Springfield Armory)

Features

  • The XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm is equipped with a slide milled for an optic from the factory, allowing you to mount the red dot of your choice.
  • This extended and flared “short” magwell is designed to combine compact dimensions with ultra-fast reload capabilities.
  • The pistol’s magazine holds an amazing 16 rounds of 10mm for impressive self-defense firepower.

Specifications

  • Caliber: 10mm
  • Capacity: 16 +1
  • Color: Black
  • Barrel Length: 4.5 inches
  • Barrel Material: Hammer Forged Steel
  • Barrel Finish: Melonite Finish
  • Twist Rate: 1 in 16
  • Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack U-Dot Rear
  • Frame: Black polymer
  • Height: 5.75 inches without RDS
  • Length: 7.6 inches
  • Grip Width: 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 31 ounces, empty
  • MSRP: Starts at $653.00

What do you think of using a 10mm for defensive purposes? Yay or nay? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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