GENESEO, ILL. (05/02/23) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the release of drop-in threaded barrels for its Hellcat® 9mm and XD-M® 4.5” 9mm, 10mm, and .45 ACP pistols. They are hammer forged for both durability and precision performance.
The threaded barrel kit for the Hellcat features a 3.8” hammer-forged threaded barrel with Self Indexing Compensator as well as an included thread protector. This drop-in barrel system features 1/2×28 threading and is designed to work with any standard configuration 3” Hellcat 9mm pistol. It features a black Melonite finish on the barrel for rust-resistance and lubricity.
The compensator, included with the kit, is made from 8082 aluminum and is anodized matte black. The compensator is designed to help reduce muzzle rise and perceived recoil. Rate of twist of the barrel is 1:10”, and it weighs 2.72 oz. The Self Indexing Compensator weighs 0.7 oz.
Want to upgrade your XD-M pistol to be suppressor ready? Then be sure to check out the hammer-forged threaded barrels designed for the XD-M 4.5”. Available for 9mm, 10mm and .45 ACP XD-M variants, these drop-in threaded barrels feature a black Melonite coating for rust-resistance and lubricity. The barrels come with included thread protectors.
Rate of twist of the XD-M barrels is 1:10” for 9mm, and 1:16” for both 10mm and .45 ACP. The 9mm barrel weighs 4.04 oz., the 10mm barrel 4.45 oz., and the .45 ACP barrel 3.66 oz. The 9mm barrel feature 1/2×28 threading, while the 10mm and .45 ACP barrels sport .578×28 threading.
“With these new threaded barrels, shooters can further expand the capabilities of our most popular polymer-framed pistols,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “You can now run a Self Indexing Compensator or suppressor on your Hellcat, or fit your favorite XD-M with the suppressor of your choice.”
MSRP of the 9mm Hellcat 3.8″ Threaded Barrel with Self-Indexing Compensator is $199.99. All three of the XD-M threaded barrels in 9mm, 10mm and .45 ACP have an MSRP of $159.99.
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In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.
We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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