New carry piece put in the rotation (XD-M)
So I bought an XD-M and am planning on putting it in the carry rotation with my XD45 and my PM9 after I field test it this Saturday. I really like the grips on it, they feel great in my hand. The looks are ok, Im neither impressed or terribly underwhelmed by the aesthetics. It fits nicely in my Crossbreed Supertuck that I bought for my XD45, which is a bonus. The trigger has a shorter pull than my XD45, XD40, and XD9SC but is a bit grittier. I have a feeling that like the other XDs I own, this will smooth out as I feed rounds through it. The capacity is nice, but I am not terribly worried about it and would gladly carry my XD45 service with its 14 rounds of .45acp instead of this XD-M with 17 rounds of .40. The new take down lever is much less obtrusive than the old XDs which is a nice bonus. A bit more care seems to have been given to the slide as far as fit and feel but it's not a huge difference. Overall, I find it a fine addition to my XD lineup (pending my range trip). If there is interest, I will report back after my range trip.