I just brought my XD40 tactical home for my first hand gun ever.. I love it.!! easy to shoot. easy to clean.. shoots straight outa the box.. I was hittin head shots in 1-2" groups at 25yards at the range the first time I ever shot it.. trigger is great. mag release is super easy. the pull on the slide is a little bit stiff, but it is brand spanking new.. I have shot the service modle, but the tactical shoots smoother, less recoil, and definitly more accurate. If you dont already have one.. get one!!