Well I went to the local range and shot the M&P 40 .. nice gun. I held the xdm and it just felt better and came with more stuff.. So I bought the XDm.. Put just 50 rounds thru it as they were closing.. All I can say is the gun is smooth and has a great feel in my hands.. I'm not regretting my choice one bit.. Just have to get a conceal holster now and my ccw and I'm all set..