well i just picked up my xd45 friday, its a very awsome feeling gun and really light with out a loaded mag. i have to say i was in love with my dads 9mm smith and wesson 915 till i got my right hand wraped around my xd. i dont want to start anything with brand wars, so i wont go further. So saturday i field strpped it got her all cleaned up. went to dicks to get a couple boxes of ammo. sunday rolls around i got to take her to the range. i walked into the range with a bunch of people shooting 9mm and found out that it was more popular then i thought anyways......... so i start lighting off my big bertha rounds. felt awsome, low recoil for a 45acp, 13rnd capacity was awsome,just a great feeling firearm.how ever i put about 200rnds through it and at about 125 i noticed that there was alot of residue from the gun powder build upon the tip of the gun, couldnt really see the front dot sight hard to aim in the range, does anyone know how to clean the front dot sight real well or how to get the gray/black out of it? The thumb release was a bit tough, knowing its a new gun and should only get better ill leave that alone for now. All in all its a great gun and it would deff be my first choice of carry and range gun. the only thing i am looking for would be a laser for the range, i will do alot of outside shooting in the summer vs indoor, but i really want the laser for the indoor use, self defense at night if i were to ever need it, and so on. so please if any one has a place to buy or a good laser they have plase post pictures and were you got it from im looking to buy. also im looking to get another mag or 2 but still shopping for thoughs. im open to buy used ones to if someone has some they wanna sell, but must be in working condition.