I'm new to the forum and relatively new to Springfield's. I took a XD Mod 2 (9mm) in on a gun trade that was like new and looked unaired. Thought the gun looked cool so I thought I would try it out against my Glock 19. Well to make a long story short all I can say is Glock is a well made gun but the Mod 2 is my new conceal carry gun and I just traded my 19 for a XDM 4.5 in 9mm to play with at the range! These are the most balanced easy shooting handguns I have ever laid hands on!