After playing around with the three different sizes of XD's for about a month, I finally took the plunge and bought the XD9sc. Though the service model fit my hand a little better and seemed to have a little better balance, the subcompact fits a niche in my "arsenal" since the smallest 9mm I have is an HK USP9f. I got the new package deal where you get a basic holster, 2 ten round mags and one extended 16 (or 17?) rounder for $468 out the door. I can't wait to try it out this weekend. Initial impressions are very good, with clean machining an no noticeable flaws in fit or finish. Barrel lock up is tight, with very little play in the slide to frame fit.