I bought the XD last Saturday and finally got to shoot it today. The gun was great and very smooth. Any missed shots were my own mistakes. I put just over a hundred rounds through it and got to compare it with my brother's hk p30. They are both very similar, the XD lacking certain bells and whistles which the p30 have. Are they worth the extra $400? Not in my opinion. I also finally got the time to make a holster and carry the XD over the last couple days; attached is a photo. The gun is very comfortable, and the two safeties make me feel comfortable with the DAO and light trigger pull. This gun feels great and I find it to be very easy to conceal.