Originally Posted by 99zulu
Overkill, my friend has an xd40 that he swears by. I don't think I've ever even held one though. Maybe ill look into that more before buying
There are a lot of choices, take your time. Enjoy the hunt.
Originally Posted by Pistol_Pete
You should definitely. I love my xd 40. I feel like my hands are too big for the sc. Even with the extensions
Made a huge difference for me.
I would also suggest that you consider 9 mm version of your options as well. As far a social interactions, (with proper ammo choices) 9 mm & .40 S&W are pretty much a wash where performance is concerned. If I were to go back, I'd very likely buy the XD9SC instead. Since .40 has little performance advantage, it's disadvantages need to be considered. Capacity being one. The other major one is recoil and general unpleasantness. There is simply no way to ignore it, little .40s suck to shoot with full strength ammo. Can one learn to deal with that? Sure. But I found it tedious after a while. You should do what you think best, just give it some thought.