hello every one. My name is James. A little bit about my self, im a memeber of the USAF and have deployed several times to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Im going to be placing a deposit on a XDm 40 compact first thing in the morning so the dealer can place a order in. (he currently only has XD's in stock) Ive read alot of good things about the XDM and already cant wait to get my hands on one. Iv'e shot a variety of pistols from the military and also from my fathers good size collection and i am very impressed with the XDM. later on down the road ill post a nother topic asking a few questions that i have on mind that hopefully some more ezperianced XD lovers out there can answer.