Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact

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Springfield Armory XD Mod2 SubCompact right side duotone photo

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

Springfield Armory‘s XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact is a semiauto pistol built on a polymer frame with a stainless steel slide, and chambered in .45 ACP, .40 SW or 9mm. This pistol succeeds Springfield’s original XD Sub-Compact with a number of new features (see below).

Standard features found on XD Sub-Compacts include:

  • A loaded chamber indicator;

    The XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact right side photo

    The XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact from the right with the satin stainless slide.

  • a striker status indicator;
  • a grip safety;
  • an accessory rail;
  • the Ultra Safety Assurance (USA) trigger system;
  • an ambidextrous magazine release;
  • a hammer-forged barrel;
  • no-tool disassembly;
  • one compact, flush-fit magazine, and one extended-grip magazine; and
  • point-and-shoot ergonomics.

New Mod.2 features include:

  • A slimmed, contoured frame;
  • a slimmer slide;
  • a slimmed, contoured disassembly lever;
  • a high-hand beavertail;
  • a high-hand relief cut behind the trigger guard;
  • more pronounced rear slide serrations;
  • a three-zone grip texturing pattern with moderate texturing on the frontstrap and backstrap, aggressive texturing on the grip’s corners and light texturing on the grip’s sides (and the rest of the frame);
  • a fiber-optic front sight; and
  • a low-profile, extended rear sight.

You can get the XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact with either a black melonite finish on the slide, or a satin stainless finish. And Springfield offers the frame in either black or flat dark earth.

Note: High-capacity magazines may not be available in some states.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Weight
.40 SW 9+1 3″ 6.25″ 4.75″ 26 oz. w/empty mag
.40 SW 12+1 3″ 6.25″ 5.5″ 27 oz. w/empty mag
9mm 13+1, 10+1 3″ 6.25″ 4.75″ 26 oz. w/empty mag
9mm 16+1 3″ 6.25″ 5.5″ 27 oz. w/empty mag
.45 ACP 9+1 3.3″ n/a n/a n/a
.45 ACP 13+1 3.3″ n/a n/a n/a


MSRP: $565 (black)
MSRP: $599 (satin stainless)

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The XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact from the left with the black slide.

The XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact from the left with the black slide.

5 thoughts on “Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact

  1. jha

    best feeling gun in my hand.

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  2. dmf

    Great feel. Accurate right out of the box. May eventually change out the sights only because I prefer night sights vs the fiber optic front sight. Alll in all a true “10”

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  3. GC

    Solid feel and easy to shoot, especially with extended mag. Very accurate at 21 feet. Seemed to be a little heavy for concealed carry but after a couple of days all was good.
    Has the feel of a much more expensive gun. Only one jam in the first 200 rounds. That could be my fault as I like light loads for range shooting.

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  4. EP

    It’s very slim and concealable as well as fitting my hand. Other conceal carry guns are too small and spin in my grip with too much snap from 9mm. The 45 in this is a very good round but you definitely feel the weight, which is a good thing when shooting as opposed to carrying. The trigger is the only thing that keeps this an 8 for me, but I shoot competition guns with modified triggers normally so most stock triggers are sub par to me. That being said, it’s crisp and not as squishy as my Glocks and I shoot it very well, fast and accurately. Plus you get all the accessories in the kit.

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  5. GC

    Size is perfect fit but it is way to heavy for conceal carry. The great feel makes for a very accurate pistol.
    Bought a Sneaky Pete holster, the fit is good but too big and bulky for a comfortable carry gun.
    Lots of fun at the fun, recovery is good for fast shooting. Trigger feels good to me; maybe because I have strong gripping hand.
    I would buy it again just because it is a pleasure to shoot. This is a follow up review after owning the pistol since June of 2015

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