Originally Posted by Terrax
Considering an XD, is it worth it ot upgrade to the XDM?
I just went through a similar scenario for my first handgun and I chose the XDM-9.
Originally want a Glock in .40 but it didn't fit my hand well. Re-evaluated and looked at other options (CZ, FN, H&K, Sig, S&W, Beretta, and Springfield). XDM came on top mostly due to fit and budget constraints. XDM fit my hands better than XD and it looked better as well so we went with it.
The change from .40 to 9mm was due to ammo cost and recoil since usage will be shared between me and my wife.
I was told the believe that shot placement is more important that caliber size. That said, we intent to practice a lot and don't want the ammo cost to stop or discourage us from doing so.
Hope this help you a bit.