SOOTCH REVIEW: The New Springfield Armory Echelon Pistol

The New Springfield Armory Echelon is made by HS Product, the company that makes the XD and XDM pistols but this is a completely new pistol design. Internal chassis system, modular Grip Frame Sizes, and a very purposeful slide design.

The Echelon™ from Springfield Armory sets a new standard for modern, striker-fired duty pistols. With a host of patent-pending features, this modular and highly adaptable handgun is designed around a robust stainless steel chassis and revolutionary optics mounting system.

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BARREL 4.5″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, 1:10
SLIDE Billet Machined, Melonite® Finish, Optics Ready
FRAME Black Polymer
SIGHTS Tritium / Luminescent Front, Tactical Rack U-Dot™ Rear
MAGAZINES (1) 17-Round, (1) 20-Round
WEIGHT 23.9 oz w/ Flush Mag, 24.3 oz w/ Extended Mag
HEIGHT 5.5″ w/ Flush Mag, 6.5″ w/ Extended Mag
MSRP $679

Thoroughly tested for ease of manipulation, the Echelon’s slide features four distinct engagement surfaces. A trench cut forward of the action gives shooters a natural index location for press checks and charging the firearm. The back of the slide is flared for positive purchase while deep forward and rear serrations are carried through the corners for a firm grip from any angle.

The Echelon’s trigger harnesses the advantages of the Central Operating Group to deliver superior performance. Entirely contained within the chassis, critical components are machined from tool steel and highly polished for a clean take up, defined wall, crisp break, and short, positive reset. The result is a trigger that redefines expectations.

Thanks to Springfield Armory for sending the Echelon for this review. We also appreciate Surefire, Trijicon, and Safariland for making this review even better, and as always, we send a BIG thanks to Fiocchi USA for Supplying our ammunition!

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