I purchased the XD 45 ACP 3 years when actually I was looking for a different gun. The dealer was out of the other make and suggested the XD, I had just that morning read NRA's review of the XD and noted how impressed they were with it. I held it for about 10 seconds and realized I wanted it. I immediately took it to the range and blew out the center of the target with the first round. This was my first positive experience with a 45. I have not regretted the XD at all I went through an NRA instructor course last year all 17 of us were in posession of an XD. Fabulous gun you won't go wrong with it. I only wish the included holster was available for left handed shooters.