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”

I have the XDS 45 and looked up the recall online. Was able to print out my labels and off to FedEx no problem. Great gun hope to get it back soon. I will buy another.

Today is November 8, 2013 and I just found out from Springfield my 45 XDS won’t be worked on until after the 1st of the year. Sure wish I didn’t send it back. At least I’d still have it here instead of at their facility. Oh and they have had it a month and it took me calling them voice to find out this bit of information. They didn’t say it would be worked on on the first of the year, only that it won’t be worked on until at least then. I sure would like to know how many more repair people they put on since finding out about this problem. In my opinion you could probably count them on one hand.

Greatest lies of 2013:
* “If you like your insurance company you can keep them”
* “If you like your doctor you can keep him”
* “It should take approx. thirty days to repair your pistols”
Looks like my guns wont be back until Xmas. If they make it that will be 120 days.
Talked to a dealer at gun show this week and he sent 12 XDS pistols in and four months later he has seen one returned. He stated that he had called SA and they could not give him any additional information.

Any news from you all that sent your gun (s) in B/4 Sept. 10th? I think that Frank indicated he sent his in on 9/4. Did SA live up to their statement to have guns returned by Thanksgiving or before for those who sent their gun in before Sept. 10th? If you have had yours returned it would be interesting to know how long it took and how does the reworked gun fire.

I sent it 9/4 and got it back about 60 days later. I don’t know if they fix it I had the gun sold before they returned it. I carry a gun for a living and could not wait that long for a repair, plus lost faith in it.

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