Springfield Armory Announces New Ronin, XD-M Elite Pistol Series
By Chris Eger
Illinois-based Springfield Armory this week announced a host of new pistols for 2020 including the Ronin M1911 and the XD-M Elite line.
The XD-M Elite series, a group of four new striker-fired pistols, takes the long-running XD line to a new level. Each comes standard with the company’s new Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META), a flat face trigger that SA contends “delivers the finest trigger pull available on a production polymer-framed pistol.”
Other features across the 9mm XD-M Elite offerings are match grade barrels as well as enhanced ergonomics such as an ambidextrous slide stop and redesigned slide serrations.
The variants include an Elite Precision, Elite Tactical, Elite 4.5, and Elite 3.8. The first two models have 22-round magazines and a removable extended and flared magwell while the latter two use a slightly shorter magwell for 20-round mags. (Photos: Springfield Armory)
The XD-M Elite Precision sports a 5.25-inch hammer-forged barrel and extended slide with an adjustable target rear/fiber optic front sight system. The overall length is 8.3-inches while weight is 30-ounces. MSRP is $653.
The XD-M Elite Tactical OSP, with a Desert FDE finish, uses a hammer-forged 5.34-inch threaded barrel with thread protector, a red-dot cut slide, and suppressor-height iron sights. The overall length is