Well my birthday is coming up in about 2 weeks and noticed my Glock 19 and Glock 23 are getting lonely. Well I wanted to remedy this and went to do some research at the local shop. I went in and looked at the Glock 26, M&P9c, and XD-40 Service model. The Glock 26 was too short and my little finger was dangling at the bottom. I held the XD-40 next. The grip was comfortable and liked the way it came to point of aim. The sight picture was acceptable. I like it but I don't think it would work too well for ccw. Bummer. Then I turned my attention to the M&P9c. The grip was very comfortable and I really liked the sights. It came to point of aim well too. The only thing they didn't have that I wanted to examine was the XD-45 compact. Well I guess my next step is to find a range that has all three for rent and test them out before I make a decision. It's going to be difficult, but I'll trudge through it.