Finally hit the range today since winter! I usually go once a month. Brought a girl whom is a friend of mine for her first time. Brought the shotgun for skeets and the XD9 service and XD40sc and what a fun time!!! She could not hit the skeets but thats ok more practice. She did good for pistols. I asked her which pistol she liked better and she liked the nine....however she hit the bullseye twice with the 40sc!! I was proud. Also I just can't say enough about the .40sc I just love that gun and I am doing really well with it!!! I hardly notice the recoil anymore and the 9mm seems like a .22! My shooting is getting great and for not shooting since winter I was impressed how quick I came back on target and shooting quick too. All I got to say is those subcompacts are great shooters and I think I shoot it much better than the service model!!