Springfield Armory XDS Recall

Springfield XDS 9mm review

Springfield Armory issued a recall on XDS 9mm and XDS .45 ACP pistols.  The recall was issued due to a problem that:

…under exceptionally rare circumstances, some 3.3 XD-Sâ„¢ 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 not limited to firearms.  In recent years, I have seen factory recalls on ammunition made by Remington, Winchester and Hornady.

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.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

39 replies on “Springfield Armory XDS Recall”

Have you all seen todays update? SA now says that due to the Gov. shut down there was a delay in parts so repairs will be moved out another two weeks. SA is really a lame company. I guess thats what we get when we buy guns from a company that doesnt make anything. This latest is a bunch of BS. I know from a previous life that what SA should have done is put parts on a airplane and pay a freight forwarder to get them through customs. Maybe they did do this and this is just another excuse for their poor service.

Exactly 100 days have gone by and guess what? Today at 12.45 P.M. both of my guns arrived back home!!! Have not noticed any increase in trigger pull as some have said. The 45 is for sale and the 9MM is going to the range next week. Im gone.

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