Well, while I was enduring my gunbroker fiasco at the local store, I noticed they had a 5.25 for $719 in their display case. Got to play around with it and shoot it a bit...very impressive feel, very natural. The trigger felt lighter than my factory XDm9c, but it still had that travel I would need to address. All in all, I'm no competitor, but if I were, I would have it. They even had one for rental! If anyone is in the New Orleans area and wants to give one a shot, they have it at Jefferson Gun Outlet.