Meet the newest member of the household!
She’s a Springfield XDs sub-compact .45! Featuring all the goodness of the XD line, but completely re-engineered into a sub-compact model, this 3.3 inch barreled fist full o’ nasty packs .45 ACP punch in a slim, trim package that only makes it to an inch wide because of the slide catch and takedown lever. The single-stack magazine holds five rounds.
The pistol came packaged in an oversized case with XD gear, including a paddle holster that’s a huge improvement over Springfield’s earlier belt slide holsters, a dual magazine pouch, a lock, spare fiber-optic rods for the front site, a second, smaller backstrap and two five-round magazines. The fiber-optic front sight positively screams “focus on me” which, of course, is where your focus should be when your hand cannon goes to work.
Mrs. M immediately laid claim to my XD45 service model as her new go-to pistol after shaking hands with and approving of the new lady in my life. She has reassigned her beloved XD9 to bedside table duty.
Range report is in the comments. In the meantime, enjoy your new Open Thread™.