Springfield’s New Optics-Ready XD-S 9mm Pistol

Springfield’s most popular single-stack handgun is reflex-sight-ready.

by posted on November 5, 2020
Springfield Xds Osp

When Springfield Armory released its wildly popular single-stack model, the XD-S Mod.2, self-defenders everywhere were thrilled with the semi-automatic pistol. The only thing it was missing was the ability to easily add a reflex sight. Today, Springfield’s self-defense specialists are announcing their brand-new XD-S Mod.2 OSP in 9mm. That OSP stands for “optical sight pistol,” so let’s take a good look at those optics.

As you already know, a good reflex sight can be a (literal) lifesaver in an armed-citizen encounter. Red-dot sights allow you to instantly acquire a proper sight picture, so the shooter doesn’t have to worry about sight alignment in a high-stress situation. The problem is that reflex sights add size, bulk and weight, so a gun mounted with one can be tougher for concealed-carry permit holders to tote in their everyday carry (EDC) rig. That’s where Springfield’s XD-S Mod.2 OSP 9mm comes in.

The Springfield XD-S Mod.2 OSP 9mm is built on the same well-loved and ultra-reliable platform as the XD-S Mod.2, and like its older brother, it was designed to make concealed carry as simple as possible. The main difference is that it comes with a factory-milled slide for low-profile, direct mounting of compact optics … and that means it can accept the tiniest micro red-dot reflex sights on the market. That’s a huge boon for CCW. (Springfield also offers a model that comes direct from its factory with an optional Crimson Trace micro red dot.)

As any self-defense instructor will tell you, you still need to be able to access your iron sights if needed. The XD-S Mod.2 OSP 9mm is set up such that the optic mounts directly to the slide and sits low enough to effectively utilize iron sights in an emergency. The sights are made up of a white dot front sight, paired with an anti-glare serrated U-notch rear to ensure quick and positive target acquisition. If you choose to carry your XD-S Mod.2 OSP 9mm pistol without an optic, Springfield has included a seamless polymer cover plate that installs with ease and adds additional slide serrations.

Springfield Armory’s new XD-S Mod.2 OSP ships with both 7- and 9-round magazines. The concealable 7-round magazine features a pinky extension, while the extended 9-round magazine has a grip extension for increased capacity and enhanced ergonomics. An 8-round magazine is also available for purchase to round out the package.

MSRP for the XD-S Mod.2 OSP is $425; the XD-S Mod.2 OSP with Crimson Trace Red Dot is $549. Springfield-Armory

For a full review of the XD-S Mod.2 OSP 9mm, check out this article from our friends at American Rifleman!

 

Latest

Wlf Gala Hegseth 4
Wlf Gala Hegseth 4

NRA Women's Leadership Forum Inaugural Gala Draws Sold-Out Crowd 

FOX News' Pete Hegseth was keynote speaker for the event, with all proceeds benefitting NRA-ILA.

Bob Barr Elected NRA President; Doug Hamlin Elected to Serve as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO

The NRA Board of Directors also elected Pennsylvania businessman William A. Bachenberg as NRA First Vice President and Mark E. Vaughan, President of the Oklahoma Rifle Association, as NRA Second Vice President.

New Guns 2024: Beretta 30X Tomcat Pistol

Beretta has revived its tip-up design with a new Tomcat.

USA Shooting Athletes Top the Podium at Baku World Cup

USA Shooting athletes Austen Smith, Dania Vizzi and Dustan Taylor brought home some coveted hardware from the 2024 International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Baku World Cup.

Firearm Self-Sufficiency: Identifying Ammo Issues in .22 Rimfire

The more you use firearms, the more you will encounter “what if” scenarios. Here's what to check for when your .22 rimfire is giving you ammo trouble.

Learning to Shoot from an "Expert?" Do Your Homework First!

Self-proclaimed know-it-alls should be avoided like the plague when learning the fundamentals of firearms and gun safety.

Women's Interests



Get the best of NRA Women delivered to your inbox.