Gun of the Week: Springfield XD Mod 2

Recently I have been eyeing the new(er) Springfield XD Mod 2. While they came out with a compact version more than a year ago, they have more recently released the mod 2 in a full size handgun.

While I've never actually held one (which is why this is the gun of the week and not a full onreview), from everything I've read and seen the "grip zone" seems to live up to its name.

They gave this thing a fiber optic front sight which is really cool and a cold hammer forged barrel. The trigger also looks pretty crisp which is a huge plus in a polymer frame gun.  I really like front slide serrations that they put on these. 

The Tactical Model

The Tactical Model

They also put out a "tactical" model. The only difference seems to be that the tactical model has a 5 inch barrel on it. Which, is pretty cool. So if you add an inch on your barrel length I guess that makes it tactical.

The tactical model does look like it would be a great home defense pistol. And the pricing seems super reasonable.

If you haven't taken a look at the Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 yet, it might be time to take a gander.



  • Cost: Somewhere around $450-$500.
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Capacity: 16
  • Accessories: Has a rail, can put a light or laser on it.  Just like all pistols should have
  • Barrel Length: 4" and 5"
  • Weight: 27.5 ozs
  • Sights: Fiberoptic front sight is a nice touch.