This is just a cool little story I would like to share with you guys and gals with regard to how I became a member of the XD45 club. This will be my main carry once it is tried and trusted. I got my concealed carry license a few days ago and have wanted to trade one of my pistols (Springfield GI micro) in on one I have been eyeing. A Springfield XD45. I went to the gun shop where I bought it and asked about trade in value and the guy gave me a number that was insulting to me, so I just said thanks but no thanks and started out the door. Then this guy that was at the counter, another customer, stops me and asked what it was I was interested in selling. So I stopped and showed him and we chatted for a minute about it and he showed a little interest in it and asked me to meet him outside after he made his purchase and I agreed. He bought a grip or something for his wife and then he came out. While I was waiting I told my wife, heck lets just go and she encouraged me to wait for the guy just to see what he wanted. It turns out that this guy, I still don't know his name or anything, has been looking for the pistol I had as his friend had got one and he really liked it. We talked for a few more minutes about it and then he asked what I wanted for it and I told him to make and offer and we could go from there. He told me he would give me 400 bucks for it (I only paid 425 2 years ago, though it is like new I only shot about 5 or 6 rounds out of it) and I said that would be fine. He peeled off 400 dollars and we made the deal right in front of this place. I went back in and got the pistol I have been wanting. I never am in the right place at the right time but the planets must be aligned for me today!!! What a freakin story...I am so stoked I can't believe it.