Kennesaw, GA, February 19, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- GunBroker.com, the world's largest online auction of firearms and accessories, and Springfield Armory, one of the largest and most innovative firearms manufacturers, are joining together to support USA Shooting as they begin qualification this year for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Springfield Armory will offer an early edition of its highly anticipated XD-S 4.0 9mm to be auctioned on GunBroker.com with 100% of proceeds benefiting USA Shooting.
The XD-S 4.0 9mm package will include special engraving of the winning bidder’s initials on the gun as well as the standard box offerings, which include one 7 round stainless steel flush fitting magazine, one 9 round, full-size magazine with XD-S Gear® Mag X-TensionTM, a Kydex holster and magazine holster, interchangeable back straps and a cable lock. Bidding is underway. The auction Ends: Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 10:00 PM Eastern.
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The newest addition to the Springfield Armory line of XD pistols, the XD-STM 4.0 9mm was introduced at SHOT Show 2014 to editorial acclaim. It features a longer sight radius for improved accuracy and increased muzzle velocity while offering less felt recoil and faster follow-up shot capability. The included full size magazine with Mag X-TensionTM provides the option for added capacity, comfort, control and confidence. The XD-STM 4.0 9mm adds 0.7-inches to the barrel while adding only 2 ounces of weight, making it light and easy to carry without affecting IWB holster fit.
It debuts just one year after the introduction of the game changing XD-STM 3.3 9mm and two years after the 2013 Golden Bullseye Award winning XD-STM line was launched with the original in .45 ACP. With a slim, single stack frame at only 1-in. wide, the XD-STM delivers all the high powered performance with superior control and comfort, without sacrificing important safety features. The design offers a single-position Picatinny rail, making this one of the only pistols of its size that can be accessorized with lights and lasers.
“As one of the oldest names in American firearms, we share a deep heritage and passion for the shooting sports with the members of USA Shooting,” said Denny Reese, Co-Chairman of Springfield Armory. “It is our pleasure to put the excitement of the launch of our new XD-S 4.0 to work for the USA Shooting Team to help them train and ultimately achieve the Olympic dream.”
“We’ve been an avid supporter of USA Shooting through the years and are thrilled to be in a position to bring two of our best partners together to advance the national passion for the shooting sports,” said Don Hall, GunBroker.com COO.
“Special thanks to Springfield Armory for supporting the USA Shooting Team with this unique auction item,” said Buddy DuVall, Executive Director of USA Shooting Team Foundation. “2014 is a huge year for USA Shooting as Olympic qualification begins with the World Championships in September and the Championships of the Americas in October. Efforts by industry leaders like GunBroker.com and Springfield Armory help us in our goal of earning a spot on the victory podium.”