Im very impressed with this new XDS 45 in the 4 inch barrel. I shot 2 boxes through it today with no issues. The 4 inch barrel to me it does help cushion the blow back in the hand when compared to the 3.3 45 I had. First box at 16 yards I'm keeping them all the 10 and 9 ring shooting offhand after I corrected my pulling left. I think Springfield has a winner with this pistol and know for me this Bi-Tone 45 is a keeper.