Hey Guys, I'm a brand new XDM owner. Bought the 3.8" Compact .45 model on Friday, and was lucky enough to get to shoot it that same day. I've really enjoyed the gun so far, and my plan is to make it my ccw. As far as handguns go, I also own a Rock Island Tactical 1911, which I bought about a year ago. It's been a great gun so far (very reliable, easy to shoot, and it's a tack driver in the right hands). Although I am somewhat new to handguns, I grew up hunting. I'm definitely enjoying the transition from shotguns & rifles to handguns, and I'm glad that my first two pistols are such great guns. Anyway I look forward to learning a bit from this forum (apart from the weeks of research I did before buying the gun), and I hope I can contribute some of I know.