I bought my first Springfield Armory product last year because I was tired of buying Glocks, CZs, and Rugers.. and the price was right. So far, I've shot my XD-S .45 more than a few times and found that it handles both 230 grain FMJ practice ammo and my Double Tap +P ammo just fine. Far better than the also light, but very wispy to shoot Glock 36 than I sold quickly. The XD-S recoil spring system seems superior to Glock's for recoil control. So, that said. I have to tell you that@7 yards, 10 yards, or even 20 yards, the XD-S is super accurate, and far more accurate than my new Glock 43. One hole groups if I concentrate on the trigger. Nothing else that I have will do that, and only my old CZ97B would shoot that good! The Springfield holds as many rounds ( 5-6-7 shot mags) and throws a much bigger bullet. That said, I'm now looking at buying a new XD-S (Bi-Tone) 4.0 in 9mm for winter carry, esp. with their gear promotion going on. Holster(s) would be no problem as I already have an IWB for my XD-S 3.3 that Should work for the 4.0 bi-tone. What are your thoughts?