Well comming up soon the XD and HS2000 design will be 5yrs old. This will be 5years of use. Yes I know technically the XD has not been around 5 yrs the over all design has. Plenty of people on this board have gen 1`s that have many several thousands of rounds through them. So does the XD and HS finally get respect? And when you talk about pistols can the xd and hs2000 designs finally get rid of the reputation of unproven. How long did it take Glock to become proven? All of my XD`s and HS2000 have been proven reliable after 5 yrs with a gen 1 hs2000 the only thing I have replaced is the guiderod/recoil assebly with a dons guide rod, and about two weeks ago my grip safety spring had broke an arm. The pistol still functioned and would have during an emergancy its just not kosher to have a safety disabled. So is the XD proven yet..or shall I just ask next year like I did last year and this year.