Once again, not satisfied with the status quo… Springfield Armory has raised the bar when it comes to concealed carry options. The Springfield XDS in 45ACP could easily become your first choice for your daily carry.With its polymer frame the XDS weighs in at a mere 29 oz. And being only 1” wide, this new engineering marvel is well suited to be carried without detection. This new design is very similar to the dimensions of the Glock 26 but slimmer. It uses a single stack magazine, which gives it a 5+1 capacity, and allows for this slim profile.
Being chambered in 45ACP should satisfy anyone who preaches “bring enough gun”. All the reviews, that I have seen, proclaim that the recoil of this compact is very manageable, not what one would expect, considering its size. The trigger has also been improved with noticeably less take up and reset.
The new XDS also comes, out-of-the-box, with a fiber optic front sight in a choice of colors, red or green, depending on what your eye picks up on better. Altogether, it appears to me, that Springfield has come up with another winner.