Rugers are great especially the newer models as the older double stack mag grips were pretty fat. Luckily we have a Sportsmen's Warehouse close by that usually has a very large selection of semi autos. I had leaned toward a new Ruger as they felt good in my hand and they are priced reasonably, but so does the Baby Eagle. I ended up getting an XDm in 40 S&W which was good because they had the Gear Up program going that had a rebate of two 16 round clips plus another mag holster. The next thing I got was unexpected, earlier this year my wife and I was in the Sportsmen's Warehouse looking at Beretta, XD compact, Stoeger and a few others. While I was admiring a Stoeger Cougar in 40 S&W my wife says out of the blue, "Do you want to get it?". So who am I to turn down such a good deal? It's a great weapon, it feels good in my hands, very accurate and with the rotating barrel lock up it has very little barrel rise on recoil which is great for follow up shots. I actually like shooting it more than the XDm. The Cougar has an alloy frame so it's heavy, the XDm plus is it's 16 round mags. The quality of the Cougar is great considering it's relatively low cost.