Hello from Michigan. Proud owner of two XD's: 1) XDs acquired about 6 weeks ago (all black & my first .45), & 2) XD 9mm 4" service model purchased March of this yr (my first 9mm). Been shooting a Ruger 22/45 for about 5 yrs. I received my CCW permit in Feb and the XDs is my first carry gun. That is my entire history with handguns (with rifles and & scatter guns I have a ~40 yr history). I'm still learning how to hold and shoot the XDs consistently (I tend to shoot low ) and looking forward to convo's on this forum.