My wife has agreed to let me get a full sized handgun for my birthday. Now I currently carry and XDsc 40 and conceal it well. I love how my sc feels and shoots and this naturally makes me lean towards an xdm 4.5 in 40 (as this is what I am currently reloading). My father in law would like to see me get something else due to how thick and heavy the xdm is. He is trying to talk me into an M&P or a taurus 24/7 OSS. Now to add to this conundrum I am trying to get into the police academy in my area next fall and this will likely also be what I use in the academy, as we must provide our own. I would like to hear some of the sage wisdom of some of my fellow xdtalk members on this topic. So let her rip!