Ok I was finally able to get out with my new XDm 3.8" 9mm and put 150 rounds through her. I need to work towards getting my groupings better, I shot from 10 yds. The head shots were with my strong hand and no support. Not one misfire or failure to feed or eject, or any other problems with this baby. Having shot the 4.5" XDm before, I do not see the shorter barrel as being a problem or disadvantage. I have to say, I love this firearm. Putting about 200 more rounds through her this weekend if I'm lucky.