The big news is the launch of the Springfield Armory XD(M) 4.5” Full-Size OSP – Optical Service Pistol. As the name implies, it’s ready out of the box for direct attachment of red dot sights. Actually, the OSP goes one step beyond that. The OSP actually ships with a red dot sight. Included in the new package is a Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight. The Venom has a three MOA red dot with 10 different adjustable brightness levels. Battery swaps are through the top, so you don’t need to remove it to re-power.
“Speed and precision don’t often go together,” observed Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese. “Our goal with the new XD(M)® was to build a pistol that could offer both. Add in the amazing capacity of the XD(M)® Full-Size with its 19-round 9mm magazines, and you’ll see that the XD(M)® is built for volume shooting. Certainly competitive shooters will appreciate this combination, but so will those interested in home defense and more casual recreational shooting.”
Initially, the OSP will ship with Springfield’s #1 adapter plate which fits the included Venom as well as the Burris FastFire 2 and FastFire 3. Word is that two other plates are in the box that will handle Trijicon RMR, Leupold DeltaPoint and other popular red dots. We can safely assume that Springfield Armory will offer additional plates for different optics down the road.