Editor, The Armory Life
I agree. There is no reason that all of the Elite models shouldn’t have been optics ready, especially the 3.8” version. In this day and age it should be as common as having the pistol come with sights.I have owned several XD-M's to include a couple of the Elite versions, the one I regret getting rid of is the Elite OSP model which I intend on getting one again in the future. I do think one place Springfield is dropping the ball is with Optics, they should have this available for all there models at this point. I really don't think any brand has an excuse not to be doing this right out of the box anymore.
You'll get your fourth or fifth stimulus check before you get that application approved.Good overview of the XD-M line. As a relatively new owner of an Elite Tactical OSP model, I am very happy with it. With all respect to @wmg1299 I guess I'm one of those "kids" since I mounted an optic (actually removed the Leupold DP Pro and replaced it with a Hex Dragonfly!) and am enduring the long wait for Uncle Sam to approve my suppressor application.
p.s. our oldest is over 30 now, so not really a kid myself