Just a great gun, not only good looking, but fit and finish are remarkable. It is powerful, but pleasent to shoot and you can adjust the grip for custom fit. So far I have shot about 500 rounds without a hitch and the new XDM-40 seems even more accurate than my older XD-40. Both of those fit my hand more naturally than a Glock. The XDM-40 4.5 is a large weapon and needs some thinking to conceal, but might be worth the effort with 17 rounds of comforting .40 firepower. It has a light/laser rail and would be a good gun for the nightstand as well. Finally, it is easy to clean - just flip the slide release, strip off the slide and have at it.