I have never had any problems with my XD 45, it was the first pistol I ever bought. My only gripes about it is, I am terribly inaccurate with it, and why is this thing so dirty?! I don't remember the type of cleaner I use on it, but it's better than Hoppes 9. The brass I put through it is the same I put through my EAA witness match elite also in .45 ACP stainless steel; federal express doesn't get nearly as dirty the action is different. I am guessing accuracy comes with practice, over 1,000 through this thing with no malfunction, love it to death. But any other tips for accuracy? Different gripping technique although it's hard without not depressing the grip safety for different grips Different ammo? Willing to pretty much try anything for improving accuracy, or better way of cleaning until the cleaning pads are completely spotless.