Moving beyond comfort and fit, Springfield Armory explores new territory in tactile response. With the introduction of The (M) Factor, Springfield’s reputation in ergonomics, intuitive operation, and handling is taken to a whole new level. Deeper, longer, and more slide serrations equals a better more penetrating grasp. The ideal grip angle of the XD has been carried over to the XD(M), but slightly modified contours in the grip will leave you wondering whether you’re gripping the gun or it’s gripping you. The “all-terrain” look of the XD(M) isn’t about cosmetics, it’s about function. The angle and depth of each contour in the grip has been calculated for maximized control vertically, horizontally and torsionally.