Welcome to both of you. I have a 9mm 4.5 in od/ss. It's a beautiful gun but any future XDms will probably be black. The reason being is that after you put PRP grips on the frame and aftermarket sights on the slide your gun ends up half black anyway.
Cali_gunner, I'm interested in the limited supply part of your post. Is there anywhere that I could read about that? I hadn't heard about that.
I am thoroughly convinced that the light at the end of the tunnel should be a muzzle flash........