Springfield XDS Review – 45 ACP Pocket Pistol

Springfield XDS Review – 3.3″ 45 ACP Pocket Pistol The little concealed carry .45 that could Some time ago I purchased a Springfield Armory XD-S pistol, the 3.3″, 45 ACP model, […]

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The little concealed carry .45 that could

Some time ago I purchased a Springfield Armory XD-S pistol, the 3.3″, 45 ACP model, as an alternative to 9mm concealed carry pistols. The idea was to leverage the bigger bullet’s increased mass to more effectively stop any threat. However, I soon found that there was an issue. Check out the video for more…

Springfield XDS 45 review - J Point optic 3.3"

Springfield XDS 45 Specs from Springfield

  • CALIBER .45ACP
  • RECOIL SYSTEM Dual Spring w/ Full Length Guide Rod
  • SIGHTS Fiber Optic Front & Dovetail Rear (Steel)
  • WEIGHT (WITH EMPTY MAGAZINE) 21.5 ozs.
  • HEIGHT 4.4″ w/ Compact Mag, 5″ w/ Mid-Mag X-Tension™
  • SLIDE Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish
  • BARREL 3.3″ Hammer Forged, Steel, Melonite® / 1:16 Twist
  • LENGTH 6.3″
  • GRIP WIDTH .9″
  • FRAME Black Polymer
  • MAGAZINES 1 – 5 Round Flush Fitting, 1 – 6 Round With Mid-Mag X-Tension™, Stainless Steel

Gears Rating:

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The Springfield XDS 45 is a very nice and well laid out concealed carry pistol... but too small for my big hands.

Thanks

Defender Ammunition CompanyWithout the support of our ammo suppliers we would not be able to do nearly the amount of gun reviews that we do today.

Big thanks go to our Ammo Sponsor Defender Ammunition Company for supplying ammo for our tests and reviews on an ongoing basis. For this review we shot more than a few magazines of Defender’s 45 ACP FMJ rounds.

We also shot a few boxes of Polycase ARX Inceptor defensive ammo

About Jeff

Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits. A USAF veteran, Jeff earned a MBA in Marketing and Health Services. He specializes in consultative selling and internet marketing. As the VP of BD & Marketing, Jeff provides sales and marketing leadership to MGECOM, Inc. and helps http://MGECOM.com acquire new clients in need of solutions for online merchants in need of Affiliate Marketing program management. Jeff founded and manages Cress Sales & Marketing LLC, offering online sales and marketing consulting and services to online merchants and service providers.