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First the M&P Shield, now the XDS [SPRINGFIELD RECALL]

Recently, we brought you news about the safety warning about the M&P Shield subcompacts and their drop safety issue. Now, we just want to spread the word about a full on recall from Springfield Armory for the XDS line of subcompacts - both the XDS 45 and the XDS 9.

Considering that the first piece of advice on the Springfield Armory website about the recall is:


We this it's probably a good idea to listen to them. Yes, that means you Mike.

A quick blurb from the site:

Springfield Armory® is initiating this voluntary safety recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols with new components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous condition. We want to emphasize that no injuries have been reported to date.

Springfield has determined that under exceptionally rare circumstances, some 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and .45ACP caliber pistols could experience an unintended discharge during the loading process when the slide is released, or could experience a double-fire when the trigger is pulled once. The chance of these conditions existing is exceptionally rare, but if they happen, serious injury or death could occur.

Am I the only one who read "no injuries have been reported to date" and wondered how many pairs of underwear were changed when this happened before the recall?

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Posts: News / First the M&P Shield, now the XDS [SPRINGFIELD RECALL]

Posted By: Michael
08/30/13 01:47 PM

I have been reading the recall thread. apparently this is because of one person reporting something in the forums. i appreciate the better safe than sorry approach, but from what i understand, they havent been able to duplicate the problem in house which means they are fixing something without understanding whats broken. that concerns me more than whatever is actually wrong. that said. i am not sending mine in until they explain what is being "fixed" and I hereby exonerate them of any liability.
Posted By: Jason
08/31/13 05:46 PM

You just want to have a full auto pistol like in Black Ops II. Camper
Posted By: GeneralPatton
09/14/13 01:48 PM

Has anyone else noticed how vague Springfield has been as to what is causing the problem? S&W came right out with it. That little trigger pin sticking wasnt that big of a deal. Springfield has yet to honestly say what the issue is?!?
Posted By: Michael
09/16/13 01:44 PM

I don't know if this has changed, but from what i was able to gather from xdtalk conversations the problem was based on a single unit and was not produced in house. This is why i haven't sent mine back yet. I am not excited about a fix for a problem that can't be reproduced. thats a recipe for more problems.