A while ago I came across a fellow on 1911Forum.com named "log man" who was very skilled at modifying magazines. I had him shorten a couple of Springfield EMP 9mm magazines to fit flush on the bottom of the grip, and he did an excellent job. Recently, I asked him to do a similar shortening process to a couple of XD-S (.45 caliber) 7-round extended magazines. I found the 7-round extended magazine a bit long for concealed carry. I also found the original 5-round magazine too short for a full-fingered grip. I added a pinky extension, which was an improvement, but I was still limited to 5 rounds in the magazine. So, I ordered two more 7-round extended magazines from MidwayUSA, had them shipped directly to log man, and popped a Post Office money order in the mail to him for the appropriate amount. He cut the extended magazines down from 7 rounds to 6, shaved down the magazine spacers to fit the shortened magazines, beveled the underside of the spacers to fit the base plates, and had them back in the mail to me very quickly. log man does excellent work. I have found him to be honest, reliable, and reasonable in pricing and otherwise. The new 6-round magazines look great and fit very well. The important thing, or course, is that I now get the full-fingered grip (similar to, but more supportive than the grip with the Pierce pinky extension), and I have picked up an extra round in the process. I've taken the magazines to the range, where they performed very well, if not flawlessly. See Post #23 on Page 3 for a range report. Log man is also a member here at XDtalk. I will let him give you his fee schedule, if you are interested, since I probably got first-run pricing, and I think the job required more work than he originally thought. Here are some photos: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ The 6-round magazine in this picture is the modified one, and is made by shortening the 7-round magazine. ____________________________________________________________________________ This picture (below) shows the magazines without the hard plastic extension spacers. _______________________________________________________________________________________ As a point of visual reference, I have medium size hands, maybe just slightly larger than average.