An XD9 was my first handgun a few years ago and it's still my nightstand gun. Very accurate and great pointing. I highly recommend Talon grip decals. I have the rubberized Talons on it and they feel great and have held up well for a year and a half now. Enjoy it and welcome to the forum!
Talon grips (rubberized) are really nice. PRP trigger is worth looking into ( I really like mine). If you upgrade the sights send it to James. Might want to replace the Striker retaining pin with a "rolled" one. 2 cents from a big fan of my XD9 service model.
Congrats on the purchase, and sorry that you live in that state. It can be a real pita and was one reason that I left there in 2004 to a more gun friendly state. I was a 1911 man while living there but since relocating have become a fan of the XD platform. As had been stated break-in your pistol before deciding what mods you need to make.
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