Greetings and salutations! Proud owner of one of the first Spingfield XDs to ever come out, test fire date was late 2004, bought it in 2005. Was telling all my shooting buddies about it, and they all replied the same thing: You bought a Springfield-WHAT??? Recently sequestered by my daughter when she was 19 (she is 20 now), she prefers it over any of my other handguns for IDPA shooting. Says it just "feels right" for her hands. Little person, little hands. She also shoots competition rifle (2-time Nevada State Champion!). Love that full-size XD, but she thinks it is now hers! Anyways, HELLO to everyone....some of you might know me from another Forum. Cheers!