Illinois-based Springfield Armory this week announced their newest XD-S Mod. 2 9mm sub-compact pistol, the optics ready OSP.

The striker-fired polymer-framed XD-S has a factory-milled slide for a micro red-dot optic and is offered paired with an optional Crimson Trace CTS-1500 that co-witnesses with the standard iron sights. For those who elect not to mount an optic, the single-stack pistol ships with a polymer slide cover plate. 

“The new XD-S Mod.2 OSP delivers a new capability to the proven and popular XD-S Mod.2 pistol,” said Steve Kramer, SA's VP of Marketing in a statement. “With its slim and compact size, powerful chambering, and now the ability to low-mount a micro red dot, the XD-S Mod.2 OSP is a class-leading option for an EDC handgun.”

When it comes to specs, the XD-S Mod.2 OSP uses a 3.3-inch hammer-forged steel barrel with a Melonite finish which produces an overall length of 6.3-inches. (Photos: SA)
Using 7-round flush or 9-round extended mags, the handgun is svelte, coming in at 0.9-inches wide. With the flush-fit 7 installed, it stands 4.4-inches high, a figure that grows to 5 with the extendo. Weight is 21.5-ounces. 

Shipping with both a 7- and a 9-shot mag, MSRP on the XD-S Mod.2 OSP, sans optic, is $425, jumping to $549 when the Crimson Trace micro red dot is included. 

How does it shoot? Check out Eric Conn with Shooting Illustrated who has a First Shots video, running it with a few different loads from Federal Premium and Norma. 




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