I am looking to buy my first pistol and am pritty sold on th xd 40. It will be used mostly as a range gun, but also for home defense. I have been around guns all my life, and have hunted since i was 12 (22 now) I am currently in school studying criminal justice and hope to be in law enforcement one day. I love the feel of the xd but I have not shot one yet. I am not very familiar with pistols and its a bit challenging for me( i think thats why im so interested in bettering my shooting). I am very integed buy the ported . 40< mainly cause of looks. (I know im superficial) My main question is. How does it effect the shooting of it, is it worth the few extra dollars to get the ported model, can you shoot at night with it, and can you get a 9mm conversion for it?