New to this forum and just purchased an XD40SC. Planning on a CCW course, plus possibly a few tactical courses as $ allows. I test shot the XD and the Glock27, but I did soooo much better with the XD. Side by side comparison showed the XD actually was about 1/2" shorter in overall barrel/slide length, but the grip was about that much more than the G27. To me, the G27 is a nice gun, but not $100+ better than the XD. Needless to say, neither would fit in my work boot for concealed carry so I'm in the market for an IWB holster. Will be checking out CCW holster threads some more before purchasing. 9 more days to go before I can get some target practice in.