Holster Open

Holster Closed

Technical Information

Manufacturer:

Springfield Armory

Model:

XDM Elite

Type:

Semiauto

Handedness:

Right

Date:

April 9, 2022

Width Mode:

Wide

1st Pin:

E8

2nd Pin:

H15

Anchor Washers:

1

Anchor & Shaft:

C11

Lock Shaft Length:

Medium

Shroud Bolt 1:

C9

Shroud Bolt 2:

C13

Ease of Fitting:

1 or 8 (see notes)

Notes:

For the 1st 500 model holster, the fit is not good due to interference of the Pivot Pin's head contacting the front sight. This causes too tight a fit and can scratch the sight. A design change was made to following production of the carrier (these do not have the 3-color 1st 500 logo, but a 2-color red and white logo for GEN 2 holsters). Modified carriers have recessed Pivot Pin heads that give more room for sight separation from the metal head of the pin. The pin head is now slightly below the countersunk hole, which prevents contact of the rear surface of the front sight with metal, therefore avoiding sight damage. The sight may come into contact with the plastic of the Right Side Plate's lower finger, but the plastic is much softer than the site. I'm keeping the Ease of Fit rating for the 1st 500 holster at 1, but with the Gen 2 mods, the Ease of fit I now rate at 8. Two points are deducted for the tight fit of the front site. If the front sight hangs up during draw, slightly rotate Registration Pin #1 (in location E8) to attain a slightly looser pistol fit. This will reduce or eliminate hangup, depending on your refit of Pin #1. I suggest using one star lock washer between Pin #1 and the Side Plate once you have determined the correct rotation of the pin.