Picked up the new XDm 9 Competition from S.A.W. at the gun show in Dallas last week and took it to Greenville, TX this weekend for my club's IDPA match. The stock trigger has quite a bit of travel and doesn't break as clean as my XD9 4", but I was able to place better overall than I've been doing nonetheless. I needed to adjust the rear site quite a bit using a bore laser, but now it is deadly accurate well beyond the 25 yards I need for IDPA. I don't have a way to measure backflip, but my double taps stayed pretty close together. I'll try to get to the farm soon and do a more scientific analysis. Overall I'm very pleased. Even the bonus paddle holster is decent enough to get started, and with 3 mags included the gun kit sets you up for competition, all you need is ammo! A little skate tape from Academy cut to fit using a hand-made paper template really makes a diffference on the sides of the grip. I also discovered the large (#3) backstrap is closest to the outline of the service model, and feels very natural compared to either of the other sizes (I have large-ish hands). By the way, I'm shooting 147gr FMJ loaded to about 930 fps or 10% over min. power factor for ESP. Not exactly bunny farts, but importantly there were no problems cycling the sub-sonic load. Also have put a couple boxes of Federal 115gr through with no troubles. Now I'm contemplating which trigger kit to put on it, and I like the idea of using a laquer pen to fill the engraving on the slide. Anxious to hear other feedback on new 5.25 purchases!