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Color: Black Gun Make: Springfield Armory Gun Model: Springfield Armory XD Mod2 , Springfield Armory XD Mod2 .40 S&W , Springfield Armory XD Mod2 9mm
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Springfield Armory XDG5003 XD Mod.2 9mm/40 S&W Black Finish - This item is a black sleeve that fits around the butt plate of the XD Mod.2 .40S&W/9mm magazine.
Specifications for Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 9mm/.40 S&W X-Tension Magazine Grip Sleeve:
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Springfield XD Mod 2 .45ACP
Springfield XD Mod 2
The Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 series has been a runaway success since their introduction at SHOT SHOW 2015. The Mod 2 is the first redesign of the venerable Springfield XD line which was originally introduced as the HS2000 to American gun owners in 1999. After Springfield Armory negotiated the rights to the HS2000, the pistol was renamed the Springfield Armory XD (Extreme Duty) and they have soldiered on as such until 2015 when Springfield felt it was time to revamp the pistol line and incorporate new designs.
The XD MOD 2 in .45 ACP is a compact double stack pistol designed to fill the need for those who desire a .45 for everyday carry that has the versatility of a compact 45 for concealed carry or a full size for times when concealment isn’t the priority.
When you bring your pistol home for the first time you’ll notice that your pistol comes in a nice polymer lockable hard case that is suitable for travel.. The case can be locked on the outside using a set of locks to prevent unauthorized access to the firearm. Once you open your case you will see your new XD MOD 2 with its included double stack 9 and 13 round magazines, cable lock, extra fiber optic rods, a cleaning brush and an instruction manual.
The pistol is small enough to carry without printing, but has enough mass to fill your hand with enough material to give 9+1 rounds of .45ACP. The XD mod 2 specifications are as follows:
Height: 4.75 with 9 rd. magazine
Width: 1.20 inches
Legnth: 6.5 inches
Barrel: 3.3 inches Hammer Forged steel (Melonited)
Slide: Forged Steel (Melonited)
Weight: 26 oz empty with the compact mag
The XD Mod 2 .45ACP incorporates the following safety features into the firearm. It has a striker status indicator that sticks out to let the user know when the striker has been set and is in the ready to fire position. It also includes a grip safety, internal firing pin block and a trigger blade safety that Springfield Armory calls the Ultra Safety Assurance (USA) Action Trigger System. The firearm also has a loaded chamber indicator which is a little metal bar that protrudes up when a round is loaded in the chamber of the firearm. These safety features and indicators work together to provide you with one of the safest pistols on the market today all while not interfering with the ease of use once you’ve decided that it is time to pull the trigger and fire a shot downrange.
When you pick up the firearm you will get a chance to experience the new contoured grip that Springfield Armory calls ‘Grip Zone.’ It consists of 3 different grip textures to allow for one of the most comfortable pistol grips on the market today. That coupled with the ambidextrous mag release will allow for any shooter, regardless of hand preference, to operate this pistol without difficulty. The slide has been redesigned to make wracking the slide of the firearm a little easier. The front sight has been changed from a contrast sight to a red fiber-optic front sight which can allow a shooter to acquire their target faster. This especially rings true for those followers of the front site press technique (Wiley Clapp anyone?.) The red fiber optic rod can be changed out to a green rod if you desire a green front sight.
Disassembly of the firearm is a breeze. Simply lock the firearm back, rotate the take down lever into the upward position, lower the slide on the firearm and then release the trigger to remove the slide from the frame. Upon removal of the slide you will see the dual captive recoil spring along with the hammer forged Melonite barrel and that is the furthest you need to take down your pistol for basic cleaning and lubricating process.
I was happy to put 100 rds. of Sellier & Bellot .45 FMJ ACP downrange at my local range to test the functionality of the XD MOD 2 and its accuracy. I do not proclaim to be an expert, but I do understand the fundamentals of target shooting. In testing the firearm by slow firing at 10 yards I was able to keep all rounds on target without too much trouble. After shooting my first two magazines, all shots were within the 9-ring target or closer. During my second drill, I shot at 10 yards again, but this time firing 2 rounds and alternating between each shot to the targets on the left and right. Again I was impressed with the results using the XD Mod 2. My final drill involved moving the target out to 25-yard range and practicing slow firing at the target while aiming for the largest target possible. Again, I make no claims to being a professional, nor do I play one on TV, but I was satisfied with my initial results and the overall feel and accuracy of this firearm from Springfield Armory.
I have to say that the XD Mod 2 in .45ACP is continuing to impress me more each day. I have begun to transition this firearm into my rotation of carry firearms and, while I do possess a number of 9mm carry guns, I am glad to add this double stack .45ACP. For more information visit Springfield Armory’s website!
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XD/MOD 2 9mm Steel 32 Round Magazine
WILL NOT FIT THE XDS OR XDS MOD 2.For years, if you wanted more than 30 rounds in a handgun magazine, your only option was to go with Glock-pattern mags. Today, though, thanks to the huge number of Springfield Armory XD handguns on the market, these aftermarket mags make it possible to extend your trigger time at the range.
The Springfield Armory XD steel magazine is designed for use with 9mm models only and have a magazine body made from heat-treated carbon steel. The magazine is treated with a black-oxide finish that combats corrosion and premature wear.
Inside each Springfield Armory XD-9 steel magazine, you'll find a spring formed from heat-treated chrome-silicon wire, as well as an injection-molded follower. The magazines are available with a 32-round capacity and are made in the USA.
Will fit XD & XD MOD 2 9mm pistols.
We will not ship to the following states due to high capacity laws:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Washington D.C.
Press Release - Viridian® Releases New Laser Sights for Springfield Armory® XD-S® Mod.2
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 16, 2017 – Viridian Weapon Technologies has released new E Series™ and REACTOR® laser sights designed exclusively for the Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2 sub-compact pistol. Viridian’s universal C Series® laser/light combo is also compatible with the XD-S Mod.2 handgun. The new laser models can be purchased online or at select retailers.
Viridian's E Series laser sight is made for the everyday conceal and carry owner who demands the most powerful red laser allowed in the United States. Delivering rapid target acquisition when it’s needed most, the E Series is an invaluable component to any concealed carry setup.
The XD-S Mod. 2 chambered in 45 Auto features a slim, single-stack frame just 6.5 inches long and under five inches high with a grip that is a mere .975 inches wide. These dimensions combined with a premium front and rear sight and an enhanced trigger advance the pistol’s "point and shoot" ergonomics. Additional upgrades and a six-round capacity make it a premier concealed carry option.
"Launching this new, updated firearm and having quality laser and light options right away is a big win for our customers and consumers," said Springfield Armory Vice President of Marketing Steve Kramer. "The XD-S Mod. 2 has been refined and improved exclusively for concealed carry. Partnering with Viridian before launch allowed us to go to market as a complete personal defense solution from day 1."
The REACTOR R5 green laser is up to 50 times brighter than red, making it the ultimate targeting system for concealed carry pistols. The REACTOR R5-R, the brightest red laser on the market, offers similar performance for the budget-conscious gun owner. Each REACTOR laser includes a microfiber IWB holster that is equipped with Viridian’s patented INSTANT-ON® technology, ensuring that the laser activates automatically when the gun is drawn.
"Viridian is proud to offer a variety of powerful sighting solutions that are completely customized for the new XD-S Mod.2 pistol," said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. "We worked closely with Springfield to make sure our gun-specific lasers were available as soon as the gun was released. Now customers can purchase a compatible Viridian laser the same day they buy the XD-S Mod.2."
For Springfield customers seeking even more sighting features, the universal C Series laser/light offers an easy upgrade. The C Series features the brightest green and red lasers, brilliant taclights, INSTANT-ON, CREE® LED and multiple modes of operation.
A full list of E Series and REACTOR laser sights designed to fit popular gun models is available at ViridianWeaponTech.com.
About Viridian Weapon Technologies
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Weapon Technologies is devoted to applying cutting-edge technology to design compact, powerful self-defense products for the civilian, military and law enforcement markets. Viridian® is the leader in weapon-mounted technology and responsible for a number of firearm innovations including green and red laser sights, LED weapon-mounted illuminators and several shooting accessories including the Tacloc® Holsters. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA. More information is available at ViridianWeaponTech.com.
Viridian Weapon Technologies
Mod 2 xd
Springfield Armory XD Mod.2
By Joanna Nicholas
Introducing the latest pistol from Springfield Armory -- The XD MOD.2. This pistol appears new and different externally but at first touch has that intimate and familiar XD feel. If you have ever used an XD series pistol in the past you will instantly feel right at home with the new more comfortable grip. Upon using the pistol, it will be come apparent that meaningful upgrades were made not just cosmetic changes. PDF XD MOD.2
This is essentially the 15th anniversary of the basic XD design. Originally known as the HS2000 pistols were first imported into the U.S. starting late 1999 and early 2000. By the end of 2001 Springfield Armory had become the sole importer of the platform that had then been renamed the XD pistol. During this short time early in the platforms life many changes had occurred fine-tuning the ascetics of the pistol. By the time Springfield Armory took over the pistol, its design been though 4 generations giving us the XD pistol that we know now.
The XD MOD.2 comes in a newly designed case, thats not quite as robust as the Pelican style versions from the last couple of years. The good news is that Springfield has decided to continue to give customers the "Extras" kit that includes a holster, magazine pouch and magazine loader. These photos are springfield promotional photos and I do not think that the MOD.2 comes with three magazines. The kit I received came with one flush mount 13 round magazine and one 16 round extended magazine. The MOD.2 uses the same magazines as the Classic XD pistols that are readily available.
The XD MOD.2 is a model 2 version of the classic XD subcompact pistol. Internally both pistols share 98% of the same parts and are interchangeable. Externally the list of Improvements start with the sights. The XD MOD.2 comes with the same fiber optic front sight as the XDS. Inside of the pistols box is a baggie with extra green & red fiber optic rods. The rear sight is the same one that comes with the XDM pistol. Since this first MOD.2 is a subcompact pistol, utilizing the longer XDM rear sight buys you almost a 1/4 inch of sight radius. Both faces of the sights feature serrations that should help cut down with glare.
Even though the MOD.2 is different it still can use current XD grip accessories. The MOD.2 kit comes with two magazines a Flush mount and extended magazine. The extended magazine gives you 16 rounds in the 9mm version and 12 rounds in the 40S&W version. My hands are just big enough that my pinky finger will fall off the bottom of the flush fit magazine or awkwardly rest right on the lip. It is because of this it is my personal preference is to use some type of extension it just makes the pistol more comfortable to shoot. As you can see the Pearce Grip model PG-XD standard grip extension for the classic XD fits just fine with the new MOD.2.
The MOD.2 features more aggressive take down and slide stop levers for increased ease of use. The new 3D levers actually give you increased leverage and purchase making reloads and field striping a simple task.
Taking a look at the trigger guard we see two popular aftermarket modifications that are now standard. The area behind the trigger on the top finger groove of the trigger guard has been raised allowing for a slightly higher and more comfortable grip. The front of the trigger guard has been rounded off, they say it helps with snagging. Trigger guard hooks were all the rage in the 80's and since had become standard equipment on "combat" type pistols. The theory was that you could hook your support hand first finger on the hook to help hold the nose of the pistol down while shooting. What was in vogue back them is now just an unneeded carry over that can get in the way of things.
Springfield Armory Calls the grip "The Grip Zone". What this entails are three different texture zones with different levels of aggressiveness. Springfield tells me that they went though a lot of effort to make sure that they maximized the effectiveness of the grip for optimal performance. On the front strap you will notice the new addition of finger groves. These are useful but do not get in the way or make for an uncomfortable grip. There are other brands of pistols that one repeated complaint is that the finger groves can interfere with a proper grip. Springfield unlike other brands did not add to the circumference of the grip to add finger groves. Notice my picture of the MOD.2 with the blue line. That blue line represents were the front strap was with the classic XD's. What they did was cut into the frame slightly reducing the grip radius. Just that little bit makes a world of difference and just feels good in the hand. Add in the new texturing and it is easy to have a solid grip even with small hands and become one with the pistol. To quote my my wife "it felt like a good comfortable grip without having to stretch my hand". "It had a nice texture that provided grip without being rough or sharp"
Looking at either side of the frame you will notice a more pronounced and angled finger grove. Were before the classic XD's had a simple oval indentation on the side of the frame which was nice when your trigger finger pointed strait forward but did not help when you actually needed to reach the trigger. The new MOD.2 finger indentation is deeper and allows for your finger to point forward when off the trigger, but is also angled on the bottom. The bottom angle allows you to actually reach the trigger again by reducing the grip radius in the area you need it. When you look at it it just makes sense put the indentation were your finger is when you actually need to pull the trigger...duh.
The back strap features the new more aggressive texturing zones for better purchase. The new MOD.2 also features a "high-hand beavertail" that is slightly higher and re-contoured allowing you to get the web of your hand even higher into the back of the pistol than before.
Moving onto the back of the slide you will notice why the back of the XD now looks like an XDM. They playfully incorporated both slide shapes in such a way to add a rear scallop. This new scallop acts just like a slide racker would on a competition pistol. It is just enough "meat" for your finger to get ahold of and rack the slide with more authority if needed. It does not matter if your hands are sweaty or dry it is now easier to manipulate slide.
The after market Pearce grip fits remarkably well and nicely matches the zone 3 light texting of the frame. The grip also fits the contours of the grip nicely and looks like it could be an OEM item. In my opinion this is a must for subcompact type pistols. The Factory extension is a disappointment though. While it is functional it is now ascetically unpleasing. Springfield spent such effort into making up the different texture zones that it seems like they dropped the ball when it came to the magazine extension. They used the same extension that is used for the classic XD's. The older grip extension does not match the textures or look of the new pistol. If you look closely the the pictures you will also notice that along the front strap with the extension it does not fully follow the same contours. This slight off set can be annoying. I like combining old with new just not in this case.
Change is tough especially after 15 years, what you have grown to love suddenly becomes different. But change is not necessarily bad, especially when they make a gun that I already loved even better. You take a look at each new feature and realize that someone sat down and stole my thoughts on what it would take to make a good gun even better. While some my criticize that these are only cosmetic upgrades, which they are. You really need to feel it, hold it and caress it to find out that Springfield and HS Produkt really have something special here.
SPRINGFIELD XD MOD 2 9MM 4″
The XD® Mod.2™ is now available in a 4” Service Model. The 4” Service Model is a slim and ergonomic pistol that packs even more amazing capacity. Featuring the GripZone®, the XD® Mod.2™ Service Model is ready for duty, a day at the range and even concealed carry.
With high visibility low-profile sights and a slim-contour frame, the XD® Mod.2™ Service Model is a feature packed full sized double-stack pistol. At just two tenths of an inch wider than the industry’s slimmest single stack polymer frame pistols, the Mod.2™ offers 10+1 rounds of 9mm. The noticeably slim profile and other features combine to make the Mod.2™ Service Model a pistol that offers excellent ergonomics and serious firepower in a surprisingly concealable full sized handgun. Plus, you can choose between two attractive finishes – all black, or bi-tone.
Like all XD®s, the Mod.2™ Service Model is loaded with safety features. The striker status indicator, loaded chamber indicator, grip-safety, internal firing pin block, and the Ultra Safety Assurance (USA) Action Trigger System™ all work to make the XD® Mod. 2™ Service Model a safe and easy to use pistol.
And of course, GripZone® ergonomics set the XD® Mod.2™ apart from all others. Optimized contact between the human hand and the frame of the pistol keep the Mod.2™ Service Model on target for round after round. When you pick up the XD® Mod.2™ 4” Service Model, you might find that a trip to the range is in your immediate future. After that, you’ll probably find that you’ve got a new favorite pistol.
Action Striker Fire Action
Barrel Length 4″
Capacity 10 + 1
Safety Grip and Trigger
Sights Fiber Optic Front, Lo-Profile Rear
XD MOD 2
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Springfield XD Mod.2 Lights
Let’s bring some light to the topic of Springfield XD Mod.2 tactical lights. If you want to be sure with your target even in the dark you’ve come to the right place. This guide will tell you about the best handgun lights and provide direct links to them. Also expect a summary of pros and cons of each individual rail mounted light. Check the best handgun lights below.
Best Springfield XD Mod.2 Tactical Lights
1. StreamLight TLR-1 HL Rail-Mounted Light
This pistol light is ideal for compact and full-sized handguns. It has an ambidextrous toggle lever for momentary and stay-on modes. This tactical light is a standard and a favorite among handgun owners. It features a stunning 800 lumen beam which is basically an equivalent of a lighthouse power light and the end of your pew. The rai mounted light can light up an alley or blind the attacker.
The weight of the StreamLight TLR-1 HL Rail-Mounted light is 4.2 ounces which is somewhere between light and heavy in terms of tactical lights, so you won’t feel a huge difference with the light mounted on your handgun. The rail clamp has a design that makes it possible for the user to rapidly attach and detach the light from the weapon. You do not have to go through the instructions as the process is often clear to many people. The dimensions are 3.4 x 3 x 3 inches. The average battery life is 1.75 hours of constant light and it runs on a lithium battery.
Last but not least, the StreamLight TLR-1 HL has a durable aluminium construction, is waterproof and is also impact resistant. The finish is anodized for more durability. You can’t go wrong with a StreamLight TLR-1 HL mounted on your Springfield XD Mod.2. TLR-1 HL is available in Black, Coyote and Brown version. Click the color for more information. (Amazon)
• 800 lumen light
• Waterproof & impact resistant
• Often gets hot
• No extended switch
2. Olight Baldr Pro 1350 Lumen Tac Flashlight.
Compared to the previous rail light, the Olight Baldr Pro 1350 Lumens Tactical Flashlight is almost double in size and weight – 3.30’’ (length) x 1.44’’ (width) at 4.55 oz. However, its performance is extremely high and it is considered by many a leader among compact rail lightning tools. It’s mounting is quite quick and convenient and it can be attached to any gun with a Picatinny or Glock rail.
The output of this light is 1350 lumens and the beam distance it offers is approximately 284 yards, which is quite substantial for a mounted light. Moreover, it lets you switch between 3 different LED options – white LED only, green light only and a combination of white LED and green light. The green light can be utilized well especially at night. As far as the running time is concerned, it can last up to 125 minutes on high mode and nearly 240 minutes on low mode (the lumen output is decreased to 300 lumens).
The material it’s made of is solid aluminum alloy, which gives the flashlight extremely high strength and reliability. Although you wouldn’t be able to use it underwater much, it’s still waterproof to splashing water from all directions. The Olight Balrd Pro is also available in a Desert Tan color. If you are looking for a high intensity rail flashlight, this is your go to option. More information (Amazon).
• High lumen output
• Picatinny and Glock rails compatibility
• Green light feature
• Waterproof only to splashes
• Run time
3. Surefire X300 Ultra Light w TIR Lens
The Surefire X300 Ultra Series LED WeaponLights with TIR Lens for your Springfield XD Mod.2 is the ultimate golden standard tactical light. 500 lumens, a rail-lock mount, made out of high-strength aerospace aluminium. What more can you ask for. The great and specific feature is a bright white light that illuminates whatever you want and a laser that points the target for you.
You’ll get an ambidextrous switch for easier operations. The X300 is a little bit longer that your average tactical light. The length of the tactical light may seem as a downside but actually its a positive thing as it is not in the muzzle blast area and won’t get dirty after a trip to the range. The dimensions are 3.6 x 4 x 3 inches.
The TIR lens allows adequate peripheral vision. It has an easy-to-use one-finger touch system that makes it easy to engage or disengage the flashlight. Available in Black and Tan color (Amazon).
• Impressive performance
• Great reputation and reviews
• Great light spread
• Durability is inferior to other models
• HIgher price tag
4. Streamlight TLR-7 Tactical Light
The StreamLight TLR-7 Tactical light for your Springfield XD Mod.2 is a great choice as it has a low profile design that prevents snagging and a “safe off” feature prevents accidental activation, saving batteries. Ultra lightweight and compact, the TLR-7 Weapon-Mounted Tactical Light features high lumen operation and provides 1.5 hours of continuous run time from a single lithium battery. The light uses a C4 LED technology. This means that you end up with a powerful and blinding light that works for everyone. The intense beam is important for piercing the darkness giving better visibility in a snap. The light intensity can be easily adjusted offering different levels of brightness.
The TLR-7 comes packed with 500 lumens. This is enough to handle almost everything The battery will last for 1.5 hours when both LED, and laser has been turned on. The battery lasts longer on the other functions. It weighs only 2.4 ounces with the battery and the dimensions are 2.15 x 1.18 x 1.27 inches.
This light laser combo has been built for durability, it is made of machine aluminium construction, has an anodized finish and is also high impact and chemically resistant. More information (Amazon)
• Lightweight build
• Powerful lumen output
• Doesn't feature a ligt + laser combo
5. Streamlight TLR-8A Weapon Light
The Streamlight TLR-8A Weapon light offers some cool stats. 500 Lumens of light, 140metres of distance and a 1.5 hour light or light/laser combo run time. That is a great start and a great bang for the buck. This light/laser combo comes with an ambidextrous rear switch, it is easilly acessible and you won't need that much muscle memory to operate and the light itself features a safe off feature to prevent accidental activation.
The TLR-8A is constructed out of anodized machined aluminium and offers the sntadard high-end durability of aluminium materials, The lens is made out of high temperature, shock mounted, impact resistant Borofloat glass. You can swhitch strobe or light modes and this light will securely and firlmly fir your rail. Get it with a lifetime warranty and use it to iluminate all that you need.
The TLR-8 A includes customized ambidextrous on/off rear switch in either a Low or High option to match your Shooting style. More information (Amazon)
• 500 lumens, 140m distance
• Light + Laser combo
• 1.5 hour battery life
6. Olight PL-Pro Valkyrie Tactical Flashlight With Strobe
The PL-PRO Valkyrie (PL-PRO) is the rechargeable version of the best-selling weaponlight PL-2. Powered by a built-in rechargeable battery, the PL-PRO delivers two adjustable outputs; 1,500 and 300 lumens. The rail adapter allows the PL-PRO to be installed on weapons with a MIL-STD-1913 or Glock rail. It uses a heavy-duty quick attach and release mounting system along with the ambidextrous push-forward/side-press activation switch.The PL-PRO has been upgraded with a lockout mode and a magnetic port that is compatible with the MCC charging cable and remote pressure switch, making it more suitable for use on rifles. With high performance, ease of operation and versatility, the PL-PRO redefines the weaponlight.
The PL-PRO has multiple lumen outputs that can last for various time periods. A 1500 lumen output will not last long, but a standard 300 lumen mode will last for 1.5 hours. The strobe mode that this light offers has a 1500 lumen output and a frequency of 13Hz.
The Olight PL Pro Valkyrie is also available in Desert Tan color.More information (Amazon)
• Several Modes available
• Affordable price
• Battery won't last long on high outputs
7. Olight PL-MINI 2 Valkyrie - The Budget Option
The PL-MINI 2 Valkyrie is the world's first compact rechargeable weaponlight with an adjustable rail, which the user can adjust to any length making it compatible with most pistols including subcompacts. It delivers a maximum output of 600 lumens and a beam distance of 100 meters. With a quick attach and release mounting system, the install and removal can be finished within one second. The switches are conveniently manipulated simply by pressing down quickly for constant on/off or hold for momentary-on.
The PL-MINI 2 is powered by a built-in polymer battery, which can be charged through our signature magnetic charging port located at the bottom of the light. With high compatibility, quick attach/release mounting system, and huge performance; the PL-Mini 2 is the optimal weaponlight choice for concealed carry. The lumen output is 600 LM. It is waterproof and has a 1m impact resistance.
This small and handy light will be perfect for you if you don't want to spend an arm and a leg. More information (Amazon)
• Budget friendly
• Great for concealed carry
• Short ilumination distance
8. Streamlight TLR-2S Laser Light Combo - The Expensive High End Option
The StreamLight TLR-2 High Lumen Rail-Mounted Laser Light Combo for your Springfield XD Mod.2 offers a HL Model light topped with a red laser pointer in the center of the light corona. The light uses a C4 LED technology. This means that you end up with a powerful and blinding light that works for everyone. The intense beam is important for piercing the darkness giving better visibility in a snap. The light intensity can be easily adjusted offering different levels of brightness.
The TLR-2 s comes packed with 300 lumens. This is enough to handle almost everything The battery will last for 1.75 hours when both LED, and laser has been turned on. The battery lasts longer on the other functions. It weighs only 1 pound and the dimensions are 3.4 x 3 x 3 inches. The average battery life is 1.25 hours of constant light. You can also get a “G” version which has the laser colored green but has a higher price tag.
This light laser combo has been built for durability, it is made of machine aluminium construction, has an anodized finish and is also high impact and chemically resistant. More information (Amazon)
• Combo with laser
• Ultimate performance
• More expensive
9. The list doesn’t end here
Best Light & Laser Holsters For Springfield XD Mod.2
Holsters that can accommodate firearms with tactical lights are sometimes hard to find. If you don’t want to select a universal fit holster but you want a custom made light bearing holster you may sometimes have a hard time finding one. We selected the best custom made holsters that accommodate tactical lights and you can find them below in leather, nylon and kydex.
Popular Light Brands for Springfield
If you are looking for advice on tactical light brands for your Springfield take a look at our review of the best light brands on the market. The links below lead to the best gun light manufacturers that are available on the market, product-wise and price-wise. You will find brands such as StreamLight, Olgiht, Surefire, Viridian, Inforce and many more.
Streamlight is a company located in Eagleville, Pennsylvania, USA that manufactures flashlights powered by various rechargeable and disposable batteries. Apart from rail mounted lasers they also feature hand-held lasers.Several of their products utilize dual sources, combining the long life of LED lamps with more powerful but shorter-lived conventional incandescent lamps. They also produce a series of Laser Illuminators such as the TLR-2 which is a combination LED weapon light and laser. Check out the offer for your Springfield XD Mod.2 below.
SureFire, LLC. is an American company based in Fountain Valley, California. Their main products are flashlights, headlamps, weapon-mounted lights and laser sights. In addition, Surefire makes knives, sound suppressors, Picatinny Rails and batteries. The company is a major supplier of flashlights to the U.S. Armed Forces. Surefire products are commonly used in the US by law enforcement agencies. Check out the offer for your Springfield XD Mod.2 below.
Viridian Green Laser Sight manufactures green lasers for handguns, it’s their speciality and they don’t offer red lasers. Viridian is a supplier of the military, law enforcement and also civilian users - offering high end quality for all. Viridian laser sights have 5 mW beam intensities (Class IIIa), and all models have ambidextrous activation and are constructed of 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum and Zytel polymer. In 2013, Viridian introduced their new Reactor 5 laser model, which is a trigger guard laser for popular subcompact pistols. And the good thing about Viridian is that the amount of lasers in the aftermarket allows you to grab yours relatively easily. Check out the offer for your Springfield XD Mod.2 below.
Inforce is a company that specialises in tactical lights. They offer rifle/carbine lights, that have an intensity of up to 800 lumens for a timespan of 2 hours, they offer pistol lights that have a runtime of 1.5 hours with 400 lumens and last but not least, they offer hand-held TFx lights that are lightweight and can light up to 700 lumens. Check out the offer for your Springfield XD Mod.2 below.
Olight is a company that specialises in the development and sale of tactical lights. The company itself is based in China and they sell their products worldwide. They have a wide range of lights not only for handgun and/or firearms but they cover a large variety of products. You will definitely have no problem finding an Olight for your Springfield XD Mod.2
Why do I need a light for my XD Mod.2
Have the questions: what is the best tactical light for Springfield XD Mod.2 or what are the benefits of pistol lights ever came to your mind? Well we gave you the answer to the first question in the beginning and will answer the second question now.
The very basic of why you should get yourself a tactical light for your Springfield XD Mod.2 is very simple - it’s illumination. This can be beneficial in terms of self defense or any type of carry. Professionals, such as soldiers or Law Enforcement officers often have experience with tactical lights and know their benefits. So why not join them and bask in the illuminating light of tactical lights. The 4 important benefits of rail mounted flashlights are.
A bright and luminous handgun light extends your natural handgun range and sight. You get a much clearer picture of your surroundings and gain the ability to track your target with a flash of light. Clear, high-quality light provides a more clear sight path with few fuzzy areas or areas of excessive shadow that can make it difficult to hone in on a target or potential threat.
Illumination In Times Of Need
When you find yourself in any dark area, no matter if any threat or danger is present, the light from your tactical flashlight can be life saving. If the need is bigger, you can use the light from the gun flight to alert your presence. The brightest flashlights will emit the longest and strongest streams of light which will make it easier for rescue personnel or family members to ascertain your location. Think outside the box and use your light smart.
Bright Light - Weapon Itself
If you don’t want to use deadly force you can use your Springfield XD Mod.2 tactical flashlight to stun your target or to threaten him without the need of any physical activity. There are some incredibly bright lights currently available on the marketplace. Most shooters know that non-lethal ways of stunning or running off a potential threat are far preferable to using deadly force.
Enhancing your capabilities
The market now is overwhelmed with state of the art gun accessories that every shooter can utilise for himself/herself. That means that military-grade materials and technologies can be put under the barrel. Weapon lights for pistol are now having the best features available to the civilian market and having a light or a light laser combo is a benefit at all times.
How To Install Springfield XD Mod.2 Tactical Lights
Installing your Springfield XD Mod.2 may seem hard, but actually is not. This small guide will help you understand the basics needed for a proper installation. As usual, always read the instructions from your tactical light supplier first and then look for guidance on the internet.
1. Safety First
Before you begin doing any sort of cleaning, maintenance, upgrade, or repairs to your weapon, be sure that you remove any ammunition and only work on unloaded weapons. Many people will read this warning and roll their eyes, but there are too many preventable injuries and even fatalities that result from someone working on a loaded weapon. No matter how much experience you have with a firearm, double check every time to ensure that is unloaded before proceeding.
2. Clear The Rail
Before installing any accessory to a firearm, you want to ensure that you are working with a clean, debris-free surface. Using patches or even a light rag along with sterile alcohol, gently clean the rail mount and allow it to dry for a few minutes.
3. Install the Battery
Before you even mount the handgun light, it is recommended that you install the battery. To do this, you need to twist the bulb assembly at the end of the flashlight. Once the top is removed, you will see the place where you place the AA or CR123 batteries. Remember to gently replace the bulb assembly and do not over-tighten or you may cause threading.
4. Preparing the Mounting
You will want to use an Allen wrench for this part of the installation process. Here, you will use the including mounting by placing it on the front rail of the weapon and wrenching it firmly into place. Again, it is important that you do not over tighten the mounting assembly.
5. Attaching the Flashlight
Again, you will use an Allen wrench for this final step in the installation process. You will need to loosen the mounting bolt on the recently attached mount. Then, position the flashlight on the mount before tightening it into place. Once again, you want to take care, not to over tighten the flashlight assembly. It is simple and takes just a few minutes to properly install a weapon-mounted flashlight, but it should be noted that they do require some regular maintenance just as any other accessory.
Pistol-Mounted vs. Hand-Held Tactical Lights
If you came all the way down here you must know the benefits of rail mounted lights. But some shooters prefer tactical flashlights held in their hands. So, what is better - pistol mounted or hand-held?
Do you remember all the cool cop movies, where they aimed their gun at the bad guy while at the same time illuminating him/her with a flashlight? If you do then know that this was not only a Hollywood trick. A flashlight can easily fit in your pocket and become a part of your EDC and you can use the benefits of it only in the time of need. Hand-held lights for Springfield XD Mod.2 are especially useful in a number of situations. If you don’t want to end up searching for a custom holster for your rail-mounted light, then the choice of hand-held lights is a great one. There is also no need of getting used to a different weight of your handgun, as a rail-mounted flashlight puts additional weight on the barrel and might affect your aim. And if you just need to light your path in a dark alley or forest you don’t have to draw your weapon and be, well, be the guy that uses his gun as a flashlight. But beware that hand-held lights require practice. If you find yourself in a high stress or tenuous situation, having something that requires grace and skill is not exactly ideal. For people who have a lot of practice, there can be a preference for a hand-held light as you have more flexibility in where you can aim it and still have your weapon pointed at a target.
Tactical lights are affordable and easy to find. Have in mind that lights require batteries. And the brighter the light the more power it needs. Most of lights often use 2 types of batteries. AA and CR123. AA batteries usually have a 1.5 V voltage. CR123 batteries also have a usual 1.5 V voltage and differ only in the chemical elements powering them, so it’s basically the same.
Best Hand-held Tactical Lights for XD Mod.2
A flashlight can easily fit in your pocket and become a part of your EDC and you can use the benefits of it only in the time of need. There is also no need of getting used to a different weight of your handgun, as a rail-mounted flashlight puts additional weight on the barrel and might affect your aim. And if you just need to light your path in a dark alley or forest you don’t have to draw your weapon and be, well, be the guy that uses his gun as a flashlight.
But beware that hand-held lights require practice. If you find yourself in a high stress or tenuous situation, having something that requires grace and skill is not exactly ideal. For people who have a lot of practice, there can be a preference for a hand-held light as you have more flexibility in where you can aim it and still have your weapon pointed at a target.
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Springfield XD Mod.2 Laser Batteries
Your Springfield XD Mod.2 laser will only work properly if you have proper batteries for it. Each respective laser requires specific batteries in order to function properly and for a long period of time. So while you shop for your XD Mod.2 laser be sure to pay attention to the batteries used.
Most common battery sizes for tactical flashlights are CR123a, 18650, AA, popular battery brands are Surefire, Duracell or Streamlight.
Tactical Light Training Books Also For Springfield
One of the key things to remember is regular and repeated practice. Springfield XD Mod.2 laser training is best practiced while being supervised by a professional, be it on the range or anywhere else. If you can’t afford a specialist you can always find good resources in books. Tactical training books and how to’s are one step in your way of training. Yes, you can find loads of articles online, but a book is tough to beat.
Own the Night: Selection and Use of Tactical Lights and Laser Sights
This book covers the basics of handgun light training. It is an almanac for every responsible gun owner that wants to improve their aim with a light. The book covers the instructions very well, but you have to pay attention that it was published in 2009 so some of the technical and model-specific information may be outdated.