26th May 2022

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Springfield Armory on Wednesday announced a new 10mm addition to its XD-M Elite pistol line, ready for optics right out of the box.

The new XD-M Elite 4.5 Optical Sight Pistol, as its name would infer, comes standard from Croatia via Springer with a 4.5-inch hammer-forged steel barrel and a slide milled for a micro red dot. With a 7.6-inch overall length, the pistol includes an extended and flared “short” magwell for rapid magazine swaps. Speaking of mags, the XD-M Elite 4.5 OSP has a 16+1 capacity in 10mm Auto. Other features include Springer's META flat-faced trigger system, Tactical Rack U-dot rear sights paired with a fiber-optic front, and an ambi slide stop.

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

"This newest addition to the XD-M Elite line of pistols gives shooters and outdoor enthusiasts a great option for a powerful and capable defensive pistol," said Steve Kramer, Springfield's VP of marketing. "Features like its optics capability, fully ambidextrous controls and a funneled, removable magwell make the XD-M Elite 4.5-inch OSP 10mm ideal for anyone serious about self-defense."

The MSRP on the standard new XD-M Elite 4.5 OSP 10mm is $653.

MSRP for the XD-M Elite 4.5 OSP shipped with the HEX Dragonfly red dot optic is $837. (Photo: Springfield Armory)