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HS Produkt HS2000

Semi-Automatic Pistol [ 1999 ]

The HS2000 has proven a popular sidearm in military, police and civilian circles the world over.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/10/2023 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

The HS Produkt HS2000 was originally developed for Croatian Army and police forces seeking a locally designed and produced semi-automatic sidearm of high quality and in-the-field reliability. This pistol was introduced in 1999 in 9x19mm Parabellum form and has since been widely exported to interested military and police customers around the world. Its popularity has been further bolstered through civilian market sales in both Europe and the United States. In the US market, the pistol is well-recognized as the Springfield Armory XD ("XD-9" = "Extreme Duty, 9mm") and sold under the Springfield Armory, Incorporated brand label (since 2002). It was originally brought state-side by HSAmerica in 2000. Design of the HS2000 is attributed to Marko Vukovic.

At its core, the HS2000 is designed around the tried-and-proven short recoil action common to many modern semi-automatic handguns. The pistol features a full-length metal slide atop a textured polymer lower frame/ The pistol grip is integrated into the design as is the trigger unit. The gun has a grip safety device (found at the rear of the grip) and also features no fewer than three other safety mechanisms to help prevent accidental discharges. Later production models have since gone on to introduce an external thumb safety to be found on the frame itself. The spring-loaded magazine is inserted into the pistol grip's base in the usual way and a short section of the slide's rear is ribbed for better gripping when managing the slide itself. The textured gun body makes for a firmer hold by the primary hand. Sighting is through a standard fixed arrangement with optional illuminated night sights available. An accessories mounting bracket is fitted ahead of the trigger unit.©MilitaryFactory.com
As of January 2014, there are some ten major XD models which largely differ in dimensions and available caliber. Dimensions directly affect barrel lengths which allow the XD to span "super compact" and "compact" forms for concealed carry as well as full-length forms for specialist units and competition shooting. The family includes the XD Sub-Compact, the XD Compact, the XD Service, the XD Ported V-10, the XD Tactical, the XD-S, the XDM 3.8 Compact, the XDM 3.8, the XDM 4.5 and XDM 5.25 Competition (note how numbers indicate barrel length in the XDM line). Magazine capacities are directly related to chambering so they vary widely between the 5-round count of the XD-S (.45 ACP) and the high-capacity 19-round counts of the XDM 3.8 / XDM 4.5 / XDM 5.25 Competition (9x19mm Parabellum). Color options include black, olive, two-tone and dark earth.

The HS2000/Springfield XD has seen adoption by the militaries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia and Thailand. Several global police forces have also taken stocks of the sidearm as in Croatia, Iraq and the United States. In the American civilian market, the Springfield XD is a well-traveled, well-liked semi-automatic offering.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Croatia national flag graphic


Semi-Automatic Pistol

HS Produkt - Croatia / Springfield Armory, Incorporated - USA
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National flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina National flag of Croatia National flag of the Dominican Republic National flag of Indonesia National flag of Iraq National flag of Macedonia National flag of Malaysia National flag of Thailand National flag of the United States Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Dominican Republic; Indonesia; Iraq; Macedonia; Malaysia; Thailand; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.

Barrel Length
103 mm
4.06 in
Empty Wgt
1.54 lb
0.70 kg

Front and Rear Iron; Optional Optics


Semi-Automatic; Short Recoil

One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moving bolt.
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9x19mm Parabellum; .357 SIG; .40 S&W; .45 GAP; .45 ACP

Sample Visuals**

Graphical image of a 9mm pistol cartridge
Graphical image of a .357 SIG pistol cartridge
Graphical image of a .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed

19-round detachable box magazine (9mm)
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
HS 2000 - Base Series Designation
Springfield XD - US market commercial name sold under Springfield Armory, inc label.
XD Sub-Compact - 3" barrel; 9x19mm and .40 S&W
XD Compact - 4" or 5" barrel; .45 ACP
XD Service - 4" barrel; 9x19mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, .45 GAP and .45 ACP.
XD Ported V-10 - 4" barrel; 9x19mm, .40 S&W and .357 SIG.
XD Tactical - 5" barrel; 9x19mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, .45 GAP and .45 ACP.
XD-S - 3.3" barrel; .45 ACP and 9x19mm
XDM 3.8 Compact - 3.8" barrel; 9x19mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.
XDM 3.8 - 3.8" barrel; 9x19mm and .40 S&W
XDM 4.5 - 4.5" barrel - 9x19mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.
XDM 5.25 Competition - 5.25" barrel; 9x19mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.

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