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Springfield Armory's New XD .45 Pistol

Springfield Armory demonstrated its newest compact .45 caliber pistol at SHOT Show.

LAS VEGAS – Springfield Armory demonstrated its newest compact .45 caliber pistol at SHOT Show 2015.

The new XD MOD 2 .45 follows the introduction of the 9mm and .40 caliber versions of the pistol that were released a few months ago.

It has a redesigned back strap and trigger guard, said Rob Leatham, of Springfield Armory. The MOD 2 .45 also features a nine-round magazine and a fiber-optic front sight.

Designers also moved the serrations around to make it easier to rack the slide, he said.

I have to say it was very comfortable to shoot for a compact .45. The MOD 2 .45 will be available in about six weeks for $593.

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