Been lurking in the shadows browsing these forums for some time already. You all helped make my decision for my first handgun purchase. As stubborn as I wanted to be, I didn't buy my dream handgun yet... 1911 .45. For experience & future reasons, I got me an XD-9 Service model. Popped it's cherry with a 150 rounds yesterday at my local Manteca Sportsmen Gun Club. Awesome gun, and I enjoyed it a lot more rather than shooting another persons handgun. I am a recreational shooter, and enjoying it.