I got that same impression. They mention the "history" of the armory in Mass. and how G. Washington ordered its creation to provide arms for the US army. I don't think your splitting hairs. One thing I liked about getting an XD over a Glock or something else was that I thought it was made in the USA. I mean the slide has SPRINGFIELD ARMORY USA on it and of course its made in croatia (which is also printed on the gun). But I still like it and I was advised before buying it it was made there. It was so highly recommended and it felt better than the Glock to me.