Springfield’s XD-S Mod.2 OSP | Optics Ready 9mm Pistol

Springfield Armory just announced the release of the XD-S Mod.2 OSP 9mm pistol. This new model, based on what the company says is its most popular single-stack pistol, is optics ready. Buyers have two options to choose from. One model is ready to accept the compact optic of your choice, and the other one comes with a Crimson Trace Red Dot Sight pre-installed.

The single-stack design of the XD-S Mod.2 OSP measures only 0.9” wide , which Springfield says provides greater concealability when you need it most.

As SA describes it,

The 9mm pistol comes with a factory-milled slide for low-profile, direct mounting of compact optics for an intuitive sight picture and uninterrupted focus on target. The result is a handgun that accepts the smallest, most popular micro red dots on the market, and is also offered from the factory with an optional Crimson Trace micro red dot.

XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3.3” 9mm pistol w/ Crimson Trace Red Dot

Considering the popularity of the Springfield Hellcat (also available optics ready,) this begs the question, how does it compare?

Well, it’s a bit larger, has a smaller capacity, and feeds from a single-stack magazine. Is this necessarily negative? Not really. Some folks just prefer larger pistols for ergonomic or even functional reasons, as Paul Carlson points out in his recent article on The Armory Life,

Smaller guns tend to have a more substantial felt recoil due to their small size and lightweight. In addition, that small size results in a short sight radius which can make it difficult to make precise hits on small targets or at a distance.

Magazines

The XD-S Mod.2 OSP ships with a concealable 7-round magazine with pinky extension and an extended 9-round magazine with grip extension for increased capacity. An 8-round magazine is also available for purchase to round out the package.

The XD-S Mod.2 OSP 7, 8, and 9 round magazines for Springfield's XD-S Mod.2 OSP Optics Ready 9mm Pistol.
7, 8, and 9 round magazines.

Here’s the product launch video:

And here’s the official press release for the new optics ready 9mm:

The 9mm pistol comes with a factory-milled slide for low-profile, direct mounting of compact optics for an intuitive sight picture and uninterrupted focus on target. The result is a handgun that accepts the smallest, most popular micro red dots on the market, and is also offered from the factory with an optional Crimson Trace micro red dot.

The optic mounts directly to the slide to achieve a minimum footprint and sits low enough to effectively utilize iron sights in an emergency. The sights are made up of a white dot front sight paired with an anti-glare serrated U-notch rear to ensure quick and positive target acquisition. When an optic is not present, an included seamless polymer cover plate installs with ease and adds additional slide serrations.

To ensure a long life and rugged reliability, the XD-S Mod.2 OSP features a 3.3” hammer forged barrel and matching forged slide. The pistol’s passive grip safety immediately readies the gun to fire when gripped but keeps the gun safe during carry. An additional drop safety in the striker block works in conjunction with the grip safety to provide confident carry.

Shipping with both 7- and 9-round magazines, the XD-S Mod.2 OSP offers a new take on this trusted platform. The concealable 7-round magazine features a pinky extension and the extended 9-round magazine has a grip extension for increased capacity and enhanced ergonomics. An 8-round magazine is also available for purchase to round out the package.

“The new XD-S Mod.2 OSP delivers a new capability to the proven and popular XD-S Mod.2 pistol,” says Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory Vice President of Marketing. “With its slim and compact size, powerful chambering, and now the ability to low-mount a micro red dot, the XD-S Mod.2 OSP is a class-leading option for an EDC handgun.”

This newest member of the Springfield Armory family of polymer-framed pistols stands ready to deliver tough, reliable and powerful CCW defense.

XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3.3” 9mm | XDSG9339BOSP | MSRP $425

Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2 OSP optics ready 9mm pistol
Without the Crimson Trace Red Dot.

XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3.3” 9mm w/ Crimson Trace Red Dot | XDSG9339BCT | MSRP $549

XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3.3” 9mm pistol w/ Crimson Trace Red Dot
With the Crimson Trace Red Dot Sight.

About Springfield Armory

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

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