First Look: Springfield Armory 9mm XD-S 4.0"

The Springfield Armory 9mm XD-S 4.0" was announced at the 2014 SHOT Show as the newest addition to Springfield's line of XD-S pistols.

The 4.0" includes all the features we've become familiar with in the original XD-S 3.3" platform—the only major difference being a 4-inch barrel, compared to the 3.3-inch found on other XD-S pistols.

Initially offered in 9mm, the 4.0" uses the same 7- and 9-round magazines as the 3.3" models. It also uses the same ambidextrous magazine release, accessory rail, fiber optic front sight and interchangeable backstraps as the original XD-S.

The new 4.0" comes outfitted with Springfield's post-recall grip safety upgrade, which includes a visible roll pin in the grip safety assembly.

Available in early 2014, the 9mm XD-S 4.0" comes packed in a hard plastic carrying case with a 7- and 9-round magazine, paddle holster and magazine pouch, additional backstrap and fiber optic sight inserts and an action lock.

The 9mm XD-S 4.0" with black melonite finish comes to market at $599.

Check out our exclusive photos and video of the new Springfield Armory 9mm XD-S 4.0".

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First Look: Springfield Armory 9mm XD-S 4.0\"

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The 4.0" includes all the features we'™ve become familiar with in the original XD-S 3.3" platform — the only major difference being a 4-inch barrel, compared to the 3.3-inch found on other XD-S pistols.
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Initially offered in 9mm, the 4.0" uses the same 7- and 9-round magazines as the 3.3" models.

The XD-S 4.0" uses the same ambidextrous magazine release, accessory rail, fiber optic front sight and interchangeable backstraps as the original XD-S.
http://www.handgunsmag.com/files/first-look-springfield-armory-9mm-xd-s-4-0/springfield-xd-s_4-0_4.jpg
The 4.0" XD-S uses the same dimensions as the XD-S 3.3", save for the barrel and slide length.
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The melonite-finished slide includes a distinctive "4.0" roll mark.
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The new 4.0" comes outfitted with Springfield'™s post-recall grip safety upgrade, which includes a visible roll pin in the grip safety assembly.
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Champion shooter Rob Leatham displays the new Springfield Armory XD-S 4.0" at the 2014 SHOT Show.

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