Chad Dyer, of Springfield Armory's marketing department, said the recall applies to all .45 caliber and 9 mm XD-S pistols manufactured up to the time of the recall. Company officials aren't talking about how many pistols will have to be repaired, but a review of the serial number ranges affected suggests as many as 225,000 guns may be involved.
The .45 caliber XD-S was one of the smallest and slimmest .45 semi-automatics available when first released in early 2012, and was immediately popular with shooters and law enforcement officers. More than a dozen deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, as well as Sheriff Johnny Rutherford, bought the small pistols as backups to their Springfield XD service pistols.
The gun was later also released in 9 mm.
For more information on the recall, visit Springfield Armory's website, www.springfield-armory.com.
Reese said XD-S pistols would be shipped back to their owners with a free magazine.
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