and ended up buying an xd 40 sub compact. i've had the XD .45 service model for a couple years now. since i've been getting into concealed carry as of late, I decided it was time to upgrade/downsize to the sc. I probably should have waited until i had a little more money, but guns are the most addictive hobby i've gotten into since tattoos. I love the XD. i'll be taking my new baby to the range in about an hour or so, i'll post a full report later this afternoon.