My kids have been great! I have three. A full size XDM in .45, an SA-XD in 9mm, and an XDS 3.3 in .45. I've seen a lot of folks hating the XDS, but I have to say, for a small gun, it's not bad. My wife carries it daily. She loves shooting it as well. I carry the XDM daily. Big gun, conceals quite nicely. I'm not a huge fan of the 9mm, but this one is a dream and so much fun to shoot! Not one single mishap with either of them.