I did shoot them first. The wife and I went to a few ranges to test them out against each other. Neither of us experienced much of a difference, I liked that the XDm holds more per magazine and my wife liked the grip safety.Nope but glock hasn't had any recalls either because they won't call them recalls. They call them upgrades. However I wouldn't write off the G19 so quickly without shooting it. I fell for the it feels better in my hand junk at first, but when it came down to my performance with it the G19 out performed my xdm. Moral of the story it's not how it feels it's how you shoot it. Oh and the gen 2 G19 is the best gen.