I have a friend that just picked up the XD 5" 45ACP pistol for USPSA league shooting (production class), and has had nothing but raves about it. I'm a novice to competitive shooting, but the guys at the range seemed to rave about this weapon. He has been very happy with it's accuracy and seemingly minimal (for a .45) recoil.
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