Springfield Armory arrived at SHOT Show in Las Vegas with a bevy of new products but one, in particular, caught the eye of many attendees — the Edge PDW chambered in 5.56mm.
Featuring a 5.5-inch barrel surrounded by a free-float handguard, the Edge PDW is outfitted with a Maxim Defense SEW Brace with an adjustable length of pull. Keeping to the compact theme, the Edge PDW also boasts the shorter Reptilia CQG pistol grip. All-in-all the PDW measure 18.75-inches fully collapsed. The Edge PDW opts for a 20-round PMAG.
For comfort, Springfield added a Maxim Defense Muzzle Device that redirects pressure for a more pleasant shooting experience.
“If you are concerned about shooting a 5.5-inch barrel and having a potentially uncomfortable shooting experience, I am here to tell you that’s actually not the case,” Stefany Reese of Springfield Armory told Guns.com. “The Maxim Defense Muzzle Device system actually propels all of the pressure forward and really reduces recoil.”
MSRP is expected to fall around $1,699 with an expected ship date sometime in Spring 2020.
Also new to Springfield is the XD-M Elite series pistols. Offered in four models — a 3.8-inch, 4.5-inch, 4.5-inch Tactical OSP and 5.25-inch Precision — the Elite series offers a full-size, polymer build. Chambered in 9mm, the pistol series delivers an ambidextrous slide stop, redesigned slide serrations and an extended magazine with 22-round capacity.
Springfield says the best part of the Elite XD-M platform comes down to its META trigger. The Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly brings a flat-faced design to the table with an integral overtravel stop.
“The META improves trigger travel and just a comfortable, crisp, clean trigger pull and comfortable shooting experience,” Reese said.
The XD-M Elite series starts around $560.
Despite its launch occurring in 2019, Springfield prominently featured its Hellcat at SHOT Show, showcasing both the standard and the OSP models. With a capacity of 11+1 or 13+1 with an extended magazine, the Hellcat comes chambered in 9mm.
“This pistol that we released has been getting a ton of great responses from our customers,” Reese said.
The OSP model is devoted to red dots with an optics ready design while the standard model offers a more simplistic approach. Both include “adaptive grip texture” and high visibility sights. The Hellcat is priced at $599.
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