View Full Version : why is the action of XD-40sc called (just) "USA"?

September 6, 2007, 12:18 PM
My little Springfield XD-40 subcompact is listed everywhere I look as having a "USA action"?

Does anyone know what that means, please? (beside "Ultra Safety Assurance")
Is it a DA, or what?

September 6, 2007, 12:50 PM
For all practical purposes, it is a single action. The striker is under full tension when the firearm is at rest. Unlike the Glock in which the striker is under partial tension. Hence the gun is cocked, so the only action the trigger performs is firing the gun. Some may want to argue minute technical differences, but it is still single action.

September 6, 2007, 02:26 PM
+ 1 to single action

If you show up to shoot in idpa, you will be placed in single action class with 1911's, cocked and locked CZ and sig SAO's

"USA" is also a handy way for springfield armory to make the novice think at first glance that they are holding an american produced xd pistol. Looks better than way.

September 6, 2007, 05:07 PM
When SA first started to import these they listed them as DAO. I often wondered why.