I'm comparing my HS2000 and my XD9SC and notice something...
Man did they beef this thing up! My XD9SC has a thicker slide, and a much heavier barrel than my Gen1 HS2000. Heck, holding them in both hands they feel like they wiegh just about the same amount unloaded!
For something that was supposed to be a small carry piece I wonder why they bulked it up over the original design. The only reason I can think of is so they can use the same platform for the .40 guns.
Are the current XD9 Service models built on the larger platform too?