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″.
<h2></h2>Champion shooter Rob Leatham displays the new Springfield Armory XD-S 4.0" at the 2014 SHOT Show.