By Drew Bryant
July 20th, 2022,

At the end of May, Springfield Armory announced they where bring the beloved and hard-hitting 10mm cartridge to the XD-M Elite line of premium handguns. Now, Springfield Armory has just announced a Sportsman’s Wearhouse Exclusive OD Green XD-M Elite chambered in 10mm.

Sportman’s Warehouse exclusive will have all the same features as the XD-M Elite series. Those features include: enhanced front and rear slide serrations, an optic ready slide, the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META™), an extended and removable magwell, and an ambidextrous slide stop. The main difference is that the new XD-M Elite will be rocking the nice Magpul OD Green finish.

Below, is the press release from Springfield Armory on the Sportsman’s Warehouse Exclusive XD-M Elite 4.5” OSP in OD Green.

Press Release

GENESEO, ILL. (07/15/22) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the release of the XD-M® Elite 4.5” OSP™ 10mm in Magpul® OD Green, an exclusive variant developed specifically for sale by Sportsman’s Warehouse. This highly capable 10mm, offered with an H-232 Magpul® OD Green Cerakote finish on the slide, redefines what you should expect from a modern, striker-fired firearm.

Built on a solid foundation, the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm combines impressive capacity with powerful performance. The 4.5″ match grade Melonite® finished barrel maximizes ballistic performance, and the highly ergonomic frame houses a double-column stainless steel magazine that provides a 16-round capacity. Two magazines are included with the pistol.

As an Optical Sight Pistol (OSP), the new XD-M Elite 4.5″ 10mm features a removable seamless cover plate that reveals a mounting interface for the optic of your choice. This is accomplished through the use of available mounting plates. Topping off its forged steel slide is Springfield Armory’s excellent Tactical Rack U-Dot™ rear sight, featuring a u-shaped white outline that works with the high-visibility fiber optic front sight.

To facilitate quick reloads, the XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm features a removable extended and flared “short” magwell. At the heart of the pistol is the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META™) system, a superbly refined trigger featuring a flat face and integral overtravel stop. Additionally, an ambidextrous slide stop works in concert with the pistol’s ambi magazine release to ensure the pistol can be run easily by either hand.

“This newest XD-M Elite gives both shooters and outdoor enthusiasts a powerful pistol that will definitely stand out from the crowd,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “With its Magpul OD Green slide, combined with all the appealing features of the XD-M Elite line, this new Sportsman’s Warehouse exclusive 10mm would make a great addition to any shooter’s collection.”

If you are looking to pick up a powerful and capable 10mm pistol and would like something distinctive and unique, the Sportsman’s Warehouse-exclusive OD Green XD-M Elite 4.5″ OSP 10mm definitely deserves a close look. MSRP of the pistol is $675.

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