FINALLY got to try out my XDM 40. I haven't shot much in several years and really apreciate the tips I found on this site and linked sites. The good news is my XDM (one of the first 5000 batch) is working fine. The other good news is my 14 yr. old loves it too. (first time shooting a real firearm, 8's and 9's avg at 15 yds) Bad news is I don't think my shooting will reach the level I want it to until I can get the "fuzzy" white dots on my sights to look less "fuzzy". Yes, it seems my next improvement will have to be in my eyesight. Thanks again to all of you for the info.