Hello everyone. I have been searching through the many threads on this site for a while now and there is a lot of great information. After much deliberation, I finally made a decision on which XD I wanted to start with. I've had a deposit on my XD for a few weeks now, waiting for my purchase permit to come through. I received a call today letting me know that it was approved so I will be on my way to the local gun shop in the morning to pick up my new XD9SC. I can't wait!