Hello ladies and gentlemen. I am a new member of this forum and so far I have found some useful information. I am also new to firearms as well. I recently went to Las Vegas for vacation and went to the Clark County shooting complex and had a blast. It was my first time shooting as well. My friend had an XDS 9mm. I fell in love with the gun. So this weekend I am attending my first gun show in hopes to buy one. I am in Virginia by the way. Would this be a smart purchase for a first time owner? Or should I go another route? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to reading the responses. I have small hands, that is why I prefer the XDS as well.