…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.
Springfield Armory stressed no one has been injured by this problem and that the recall was voluntarily initiated by the company.
The recall applies to the following handguns:
- Springfield 3.3 XD-S 9mm pistols – serial numbers between XS900000 and XS938700
- Springfield 3.3 XD-S .45ACP pistols – serial numbers between XS500000 and XS686300.
The recall does not apply to any other Springfield Armory gun in the XD or XD(M) lines. Click here to go to the recall website for all of the details.
It should probably be noted that nearly every gun company has issued a recall of some nature. I have found that Springfield Armory is a good company, and I have heard that their customer service department is very friendly and efficient. The fact that these guns are being recalled should not, in and of itself, be used as a broad brush to paint the company as a manufacturer of poor quality products.
Glock, for example, issued a recall on the recoil spring assemblies of some Gen 4 pistols. Recently, Smith & Wesson issued a recall on certain Thompson/Center rifles. Previously S&W issued a recall on 22A pistols. Additionally, Ruger issued recalls on early SR9 pistols and LCP handguns. Remington recalled the Model 597 rifles. Late last year, Caracal issued a recall on the F and C series pistols.
Recalls are going to happen from time to time. I do not believe that Springfield Armory has a long track record of design flaws, and as long as they treat their customers right, I don’t see any reason for any badmouthing of the company over this. Of course, it’s a free country and I know some people will be very displeased by this recall. Feel free to sound off below.