For several years, Springfield Armory has marketed a pistol built in Croatia. It is, by modern standards, a typical service pistol. Glock was the first to popularize the plastic-framed striker fired high-capacity pistol, and the XD is a twist on the theme. Both pistols have automatic firing pin locks spring-loaded plungers , while the XD also adds a style grip safety that prevents the trigger being pulled unless depressed. In fairness, it does somewhat slow the draw stroke and makes it somewhat more of a lever if one is involved in a disarming scuffle.
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Springfield Armory has continued to update and improve upon its respected XD series of pistols ever since the first XD was introduced back in Most noticeably, it's not a striker-fired gun, which can clearly be seen in the external hammer at the rear. At this time, pull weight is not listed. Due to its external hammer, the gun is also able to use a slide that's easier to rack, which the manufacturer has dubbed the L. S, or Low-Effort Slide. According to Springfield, the slide requires 27 percent less effort to manipulate, which will be welcome news to anyone who has difficulty pulling back the slide on standard striker-fired guns.
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Polymer -framed and striker-fired , the series is manufactured by HS Produkt formerly I. Metal in Karlovac, Croatia. Metal in At the beginning of , following the success of the HS pistols on the world market, the company changed its name to HS Produkt. The HS was adopted by the Croatian military and law enforcement as a standard issue sidearm.
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