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Friday, 30 August 2013
Springfield Armory 3.3 XD-S SAFETY RECALL
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On 28 August 2013, Springfield Armory announced a voluntary recall of Springfield 3.3 XD-S 9mm and 45ACP pistols. The XD (X-treme Duty) is a series of polymer-framed,
striker-fired semi-automatic pistols. The series is manufactured in Karlovac,
Croatia by HS Produkt as the HS2000 (Hrvatski Samokres 2000).
Hrvatski Samokres 2000 translated from Croatian means ‘Croatian Pistol 2000’ which
also denotes the year of first manufacture. Springfield Armory imports and
markets the series as XD, XDM, or XD-S. In the interest of safety, the Whiskey Delta Gulf blog is sharing this notice for this popular pistol.
Springfield Armory is initiating this voluntary safety
recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S 9mm and 3.3 XD-S .45ACP pistols with new
components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous
condition. We want to emphasize that no injuries have been reported to date.
Springfield has determined that 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. The chance of these conditions existing is exceptionally rare, but
if they happen, serious injury or death could occur.
This Safety Recall applies only to:
Springfield 3.3 XD-S 9mm pistols - serial numbers between XS900000 and
Springfield 3.3 XD-S .45ACP pistols - serial numbers between XS500000 and
From Springfield Armory Website
Springfield Armory, Inc. is a firearms manufacturer/importer
located in Geneseo, Illinois. The company was founded in 1974. Their primary
products include M1911 pistols, and the M1A rifle series. Since
2002, the have been importing the Croatian HS2000 pistol as the
XD ("X-Treme-Duty") series. They have also imported Tanfoglio and Astra semi-automatic
pistols under the Springfield name. Take care out there...