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Published on September 3rd, 2013 | by Destinee (FateofDestinee)

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Springfield XD-S Recall

Last week, Springfield Armory issued a voluntary recall for both the 9mm and .45 ACP model XD-S pistols (note: no XD or XDM pistols are included in the recall, only the 3.3″ single stack XD-S pistols). If you, or someone you know, has an XD-S, here’s some more info on the Springfield XD-S recall to determine what guns are being recalled, and what to do with them.

What’s Wrong

While extremely rare, there have been reports of XD-S pistols within a certain serial number range (see below) either unintentionally discharging upon chambering a round, or double firing when the trigger is pulled. There haven’t yet been any injuries associated with the recalled pistols, but either situation is dangerous.

Recalled Serial Numbers

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Check these places to verify your Springfield XD-S recall status. Image courtesy of springfield-armory.com

The XD-S pistols have their serial numbers located on the underside of the pistol frame (under the accessory rail) and on the bottom of the slide (beneath the roll-marked XD-S logo, near the muzzle). To check whether or not your Springfield XD-S is on the recall list, refer to the chart below:

XD-S 3.3 9mm XD-S 3.3 .45 ACP
XS900000-XS938700 XS500000-XS686300

What to Do

Until you’re assured of whether or not your gun is included in the Springfield XD-S recall, Springfield Armory recommends first carefully unloading the pistol, and then verifying the serial number. If you have a pistol within the recall range of serial numbers, follow this link. That will take you to the start of Springfield’s walk through to prep your gun to be sent back to the factory. The process will have you provide your name, email address, phone number, address, and the serial number(s) of the Springfield XD-S recalled pistol(s). If you prefer to go through the process over the phone instead, you can call Springfield at 800-680-6866.

What Happens Next

For any recalled XD-S pistols, Springfield will send a shipping label so that you can ship them to Springfield Armory for free. Once there, any Springfield XD-S recall pistols will be upgraded with new components and shipped back to you. They’ll also send you tracking numbers of shipped guns so you know where your guns are as they make their way out from and back to your FFL.

If you have any questions or concerns, check out the Springfield XD-S Recall Site, springfield-armory.com, or ring up the Springfield Call Center (800-680-6866).

About the Author

In addition to writing for The Arms Guide and her personal blog, Destinee is also a vlogger. She publishes videos on weapons, gear, and fitness on her YouTube channel every Tuesday and Thursday.


8 comments
ScottDeBlois
ScottDeBlois

No new news here...latest communication from SA is that after more than a month in possession of my XD .45 they have not isolated a cause or formulated a solution. They were very quick to recall and erroneously led the owners to believe they had the solution and weapons would be returned in 30 days or so...they have not worked on a single pistol yet. I smell a class action lawsuit coming on. ...how do you recall thousands of handguns and not have a "fix" in place.? Shamefull

peter3101
peter3101

They have to get it right the only thing you want from your gun is reliability.

NateGranzow
NateGranzow

I fear that this will become a more regular occurrence given the increased demand for firearms in the past few years. Hard to believe that the same quality can be upheld.

SteveL9431
SteveL9431

Thank you for publishing this recall notice. I'm not sure I would have found out any other way.

FateofDestinee
FateofDestinee

@peter3101 I'm glad they're being proactive about it and fixing up pistols before someone gets seriously hurt.

FateofDestinee
FateofDestinee

@NateGranzow I haven't had any issue with either of my XD-S pistols... but I'll be sending them back (assuming their serial numbers puts them into the questionable run of pistols) anyway, just  for the piece of mind.

Pro2AGuy
Pro2AGuy

@NateGranzow That's a great point--Anytime demand exceeds supply there will be a corresponding increase in QC issues. Heck, there was an ammo recall last month and these are just a few that I am aware of...

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