I totally agree. I've had mine since June and it has become my EDC. I have had no failures of any kind with all sorts of ammo, including hundreds of my reloads and many SD loads. It keeps on going without a hitch. Great little shooter...If .45acp is your caliber, and you wish to have the smallest possible semi auto in that caliber, I highly recommend the new XD-S. I cannot say enough about it..great gun, shoots great, and wonderful to carry.
The recoil is not that bad..in fact, it is less than my Kahr .40 or other .40 cal handguns. The XD-S seems to recoil back into the hand more than it jumps up. It will remind you that you have a small gun in yours hands and after about a 100 rounds, I have had enough of it for a while. But, I am 62 and Arthur has set in so none of the small guns are great fun to shoot any more..pain wise that is.Nice gun, how's the recoil?
I heard something the other day from a guy who should know what he's talking about. He's an IDPA Sharpshooter and Safety Officer Instructor.I have a 7 rnd mag, but I prefer the feeling of my pinky under the mag floorplate (and that's the way I'll carry).