Just to jump in and say hello---I purchased an XD 9mm last year and I use it to shoot IPSC, PPC, and some IDPA. I'm interested in the fun and so far I shoot all the way down the line---not bad for an 80 year old geezer. I had Springer do a trigger job for me and that solved a few problems. The springs are still strong for me and hinder my handling, but I am getting stronger every. Besides at 500 rounds it still isn't broken in. I love it, however my Old Glock 17 is still my number one favorite---but it's too old to use often and I have replaced just about everything so I bought the XD on a whim and I haven't been unhappy with it. See you'all around---"Doc"