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Springfield XD Sub-Compact Essentials 3" 9mm
Springfield XD Essentials Sub-Compact 9mm  3" XD9801HC
Springfield XD Sub-Compact 9mm (XD9801HC)

Springfield XD Sub-Compact 9mm (XD9801HC)
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A Track Record of Excellence. The Springfield XD Sub-Compact "Essential" package is so designated because it DOES NOT include a hip holster, speed loader, or dual magazine carrier. This is a self- defense pistol that has everything a shooter needs-- superior design ergonomics, reliable performance and features that make it easy to use.

A streamlined compact slide sits atop one of the most natural pointing grip frames on the market. The frame itself is constructed of a heavy duty polymer whose non- slip texture fits securely in the hand, while not being so abrasive that it chews up skin or concealment clothing.

Perhaps the greatest feature of this pistol, the one that really sets it apart from the rest, is the inclusion of a 1911 style grip safety. Not only is the safety ambidextrous, it's highly instinctive as well. Unlike a manual thumb safety, which requires conscious thought and deliberate action to deactivate (neither of which are easy in a deadly encounter), the simple act of gripping the XD Sub- Compact make it instantly ready to fire. If the thought of carrying a loaded handgun without a safety is unnerving, then the Springfield will bring peace of mind. The pistol automatically goes back "on safe" anytime the grip is released, such as if the weapon is dropped or re-holstered.

The forged steel slide is finished with an extremely corrosion and wear resistant surface treatment called Black Melonite. For those unfamiliar with the process, this is a ferric nitrocarburized case hardening, which diffuses nitrogen, carbon and trigonal nickel directly into the metal, thereby elevating the slide's Rockwell hardness to somewhere between a file and a diamond.

Then, a black Parkerized finish is applied over the top to provide a non- glare, stealth- like appearance. At the heart of the XD Sub- Compact is what Springfield calls "USA" (Ultra Safe Assurance). This is a 5.5lb. striker fire trigger that provides a consistently short, smooth pull, shot after shot. It also has an articulating safety lever built into the trigger blade. In order for the pistol to fire, direct pressure must be applied to the center of the trigger.

A tactile and visible loaded-chamber indicator is located directly behind the barrel. The device allows a shooter to confirm ready status without having to first retract the slide. While it's always best to perform a visual safety inspection before handling any firearm, this feature is convenient in emergency situations.

When suddenly awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of shattering glass, it's easy to reach over and instantly confirm that the Springfield has a round chambered simply by running your finger over top of the indicator. In other words, if you feel the cam sticking up, then there's one in the pipe and the pistol's effectively in condition one (or zero, once you disengage the grip safety).

If lying flat, the chamber is sitting on empty and it's time to lock and load. There's also a secondary system called the striker indicator pin that can be found on the back of the slide, which protrudes outward if the pistol is ready to fire. While this device will not tell you if there's a round chambered, it will at least allow you to quickly determine if the striker is cocked.

The Springfield feeds from a double stack magazine that, in the case of the 9mm XD Sub-Compact, accepts two different style magazines. The first is an extended design that holds sixteen rounds and includes an ingenious sleeve that effectively converts the XD Sub- Compact into a full frame pistol for maximum handling and shooting efficiency.

The second is a thirteen round sub-compact magazine that fits flush against the frame and provides the smallest profile possible for concealment. Both magazines are stainless steel and when released, drop free from the pistol. Both of these magazine styles are included in this package. Another user friendly feature is an ambidextrous magazine release. It's not just reversible like other brands, but works simultaneously well from either side.

When shooting hot self- defense loads, greater case support is achieved through the use a fully supported 3" ramped barrel, which is then Melonited for increased strength and durability. The XD Sub- Compact weighs in at 28 oz. and includes one of the best lifetime warranty's in the industry.

A dual recoil spring captive guide rod assembly provides softer recoil and adds longevity. The sights are a low profile three-dot pattern with steel construction and dovetailed into the slide. The frame has a molded-in mini Picatinny rail for the addition of tactical accessories such as lights or laser sights.

Cleaning is painless with the pistol's easy take-down system. Once the slide is locked to the rear, a downward turn on the release lever allows the gun to be quickly disassembled.

Overall, the Springfield XD Sub- Compact is a reliable, versatile 9mm pistol that offers excellent firepower power and is easy to conceal.
Diamond Hard Black Melonite (Nitro- Carburized) Finish
Natural Grip Geometry
Narrow Grip Dimensions for a High Capacity Pistol
1911 Style Grip Safety
Molded Non- Slip Grip Texturing
Integral Accessory Rail
Consistent, Smooth Striker Driven Design
Full Length Guide Rod w/ Dual Recoil Springs- Greatly Reduces Felt Recoil
Caliber: 9mm
Magazines: (1) 13- Round Flush & (1) 16- Round Extended
Frame Construction: Black Polymer
Slide Construction: One Piece Machined Forged & Heat Treated
Slide Finish- Black Melonite
Barrel: 3" Cold Hammer Forged w/ Fully Supported Ramp
Sights: Fixed 3- Dot
Weight: 28ozs.
Trigger: 5.5 to 7.7lb
Warranty: Lifetime

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