picked up my new xdm 45acp today. the wife really liked it and she wants to go friday to try it out. i really like the case and all the goodies it comes with. the holster seems servicable for oc or just tossing the shirt or jacket over it. i bought one extra mag and three more are on the way free from springfield. havent had a chance to try the other removable grip sections. chamber seems highly polished. while it wont feed empties my 230grn SD loads chamber smoothly while gently letting the slide close by hand. this bodes well for feed reliability. usually riding the slides causes malfunctions on other platforms. no external extractor. everything is inside the frame. dont know if its important or not just interesting. ive always wondered what use a rail under a gun is really for i truly wonder why no one has made a mag holder to fit under the rail i think it would work!! normally i detest ambi controls but the xdm mag release is very strong which i really like as my main complaint with 1911s and my sig p220 and bersas is the light mag release leading to innadverant mag ejection. the extra button does not get in the way thanks to the clever cutouts on each side. the finger swells and location of the slide release is reminiscent of my p220. ergonomically the xdm seems to be a work of art. my initial impressions are very very good. i was prepaired to be meh about it but im starting to really like this a lot!!