I was looking for a small concealable hand gun and more or less forgot about the XDs and was considering others. The XDs popped back into my sites the other day and I found on a a LGS yesterday so I grabbed it. Paid list price so no brag there, but the way guns are selling who can complain about the price. The LGS said he had sold six in 24 hours and that was the last one. Another guy at the counter asked to look at it and said he would have bought it if I had not. I own a XDm 3.8 .40 and after some thought the XDs was a natural transition for me as the two guns are so similar.