I was looking for an xdm in 3.8 compact but everywhere I went most were $6 to $700 dollar range. And the shops I visited didnt have any in stock. In the case was an m&p 9c so I looked at it and I really liked the feel and looks of it. And at $489 was to good to pass up. And I didnt need the xd gear crap they give with the xd's. I never used it with my xdsc. I think they add that stuff to raise the price and make the gun more appealing to buy. But anyway I cant wait to get out and try it when the weather breaks. And Ill post a range report when I can. I hear alot of good about the m&p series and have a few friends with them. Till next time have a good one all.