Well guys, it has been a year and a half since I stumbled upon this forum, and learned about the wonderful benefits of my first and favorite gun, the XD-40. Since the purchase of my baby last year, I have made numerous upgrades to her. Here are the obvious upgrades: -Don's Guide Rod with #22 spring -Clipdraw -Magwell Frame plug -extended mag release button -Laserlyte QD -Applied gun coating by Mac Mgraw: Tuff Gun 2 finish on the outside of gun, Tuff Gun 1 finish on the inside metal parts Now: I also ordered a 5" tactical barrel from EFK, and had it sent over to John Noveske to get it threaded for the Evolution-40 suppressor. After the threading was complete and sent back to me, I realized that the barrel did not fit into my xd, and minor adjustments had to be made to it. So, I sent the barrel to another gunsmith to get it fitted properly. Needless to say, all these shipping costs, fees back and forth, and the time it all took, was a draining task to say the least. I ordered the Evolution-40 in December of 2004, and received it in my hands the first week of October, 2005. As some of you might know, the paperwork process was draining as well. BUT! Lets get to the good part Here is my finished baby, hope you like it. I will take more detailed pictures and post them later. More pics coming soon.... you like?