Well, I have been researching various pistols for the past couple of weeks, mainly because I would like to have another concealed carry option available to me. I currently have a Ruger sp101 (.357 revolver) and absolutely love it. I have a soft spot for revolvers, probably because I grew up firing them. They just feel "right" in my hands. I certainly appreciate the reliability of a revolver in dangerous situations. If you pull the trigger and for some reason it goes "click", just pull it again. So why do I need another gun? I don't. But after firing a friend's XD I fell in love...again. I was certainly sold after reading the torture test they put that poor XD 9 through. I have been drooling over the OD Green and stainless 45 compact but haven't been able to find one...until yesterday. Of course I bought it immediately and put 150 rounds through it. It sure is a hell of a gun. Here is how I informed my wife: *I walk through the door* me: "Hey, thanks for the father's day present!" her: "Oh ****, what have you done?" me: "I thought you wanted me to have something nice for father's day?" her: "Did you buy a motorcycle?" me: "No, a gun." her: "Oh brother, that's all you need is more guns. You don't get to open it until father's day then!"