Previously, those that desired a carry-sized XD from Springfield Armory XDS needed to stick with the subcompact offerings in the firm's XD-S lineup or handle the larger framework as well as slide dimension of the business's XD-M lineup. Currently, with the launch of the XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact, Springfield Armory fans now have all the advantages of the XD-M Elite collection of guns packed right into a little, quickly lugged gun for personal defense.