Said it a hundred times XD is is rock solid reliable. Eats everything I feed it. Feels perfect in my hand, hits whatever I point it at. The XD intuitive safeties that will not slow my responce time by giving me something extra to do or make a mistake with, that could cost me my life. The XD is smaller and lighter, which equals easier to conceal and carry all day. All at less than half the price. The other $500.00 plus buys alot of add ons & custom work. Lots & lots of practice ammo or even a decent training class.