Springfield Armory on Tuesday announced a flat dark earth expansion of its new 10mm XD-M Elite line, ready for optics right out of the box. 

The company debuted the 16+1 capacity XD-M Elite 4.5 Optical Sight Pistol last May but only in a black matte finish. The new model brings that sweet FDE colorway that all the cool guys like these days. It retains standard features such as a 4.5-inch hammer-forged steel barrel and a slide milled for a micro red dot, along with Springer's META flat-faced trigger system, flared magwell, Tactical Rack U-dot rear sights paired with a fiber-optic front, and an ambi slide stop. 
 

Springfield Armory  XD-M Elite 10mm in Desert FDE
The weight on the new XD-M Elite 4.5 OSP 10mm in FDE is listed as 31 ounces. (Photo: Springfield Armory) 
Springfield Armory  XD-M Elite 10mm in Desert FDE
The pistol has the XD-series' standard rear grip safety. (Photo: Springfield Armory) 


"The XD-M Elite 10mm in Desert FDE provides shooters with a powerful pistol that will definitely stand out from the crowd,” says Steve Kramer, Springfield's VP of marketing. "The popular Desert FDE color, combined with all the enhanced features of the XD-M Elite line, makes this newest variant an appealing option for fans of the powerful 10mm cartridge."
 

Springfield Armory  XD-M Elite 10mm in Desert FDE
The MSRP on the standard new XD-M Elite 4.5 OSP 10mm is $695. (Photo: Springfield Armory) 
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