I picked up my new XDM 45 today. pickup rail looked different than my xd, 5 inch that I had. I had to grab some of my 1911 swc ammo and see if it would barf, hand cycling it. Hand cycling, it cycled fine. I wont have a chance to actually shoot it for a while, but it definitly looks promising. I will cross my fingers. I like the feel of it and it just seems well proportioned. As a side note, the paddle holster that came with it is the most solid riding Kydex type holster I have used. I am not a paddle fan, but I am impressed with how close it rides on the body. I wish my bladetech's and blackhawks rode that solid.