KENNESAW, Ga. –-(Ammoland.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 Springfield Armory XD-S 4.0 pistol in 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-Tension, a Kydex holster and magazine holster, interchangeable back straps and a cable lock.
- Auction Starts: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM Eastern
- Auction Ends: Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 10:00 PM Eastern
- The auction can be viewed at: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=393734367
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.”
About Springfield Armory
The first name in American firearms, Springfield Armory began when George Washington ordered its creation in 1777 to store revolutionary ammunition and gun carriages. In 1794 the armory began the manufacture of muskets for a young country. For the next 150 years, Springfield Armory functioned as a supplier for every major American conflict as well as a “think tank” for new firearm concepts. After a brief closure from 1968 to 1974, a passionate family by the name of Reese rescued not only the name “Springfield Armory,” but the philosophy that drove it for centuries. With reverence for the legacy of the Armory, the Reese family resurrected the most historically significant designs produced by The Armory- M1 Garand, 1911-A1, M1A -and fueled by the same obsession for improved manufacturing techniques and cutting edge design that inspired the likes of John C. Garand, and John Browning. Today Springfield Armory continues to develop products that are loyal to its heritage while ensuring The Armory's future with such innovations as the category leading XD, XD(M) and the game changing XD-S polymer pistols. For more information about Springfield Armory visit www.springfield-armory.com.
About USA Shooting
USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. The organization implements and manages development programs and sanctions events at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, USA Shooting has a full-time staff dedicated to furthering the sport and supporting athletes and members of the organization.
Partially funded by the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Shooting relies on donations from supporters of the Olympic Movement, membership dues, event fees and the corporate partners who take a strong interest in the development of the U.S. Shooting Team. Visit www.usashooting.org to learn more about how you can support the U.S. Shooting Team and the organizations that are investing in Team USA’s golden future.
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