NewMexicoJoe: Sir; stating the obvious; the reason you see so many Glocks? They work.
My shooting partner shoots the XD's. He and I have lobbed 1000's down range. No problem. We often interchange; he with my G models I with his XD's. I like the XD's just don't like the safety. He for awhile had the 24/7. It never seemed to come in for either of us. 24/7 became one of his XD's.
XD's good to great unit. I don't like the safetys
Ruger SR9 new model; has received glowing reviews; I've read 12,000, 10,000, 3,000, 2,500 reports; all quite positive. NC $399.00
Stoeger Cougar 8000; A Beretta renamed. Started building in Turkey; cheap labor. As a Beretta [Italian] $600.00 $700.00 Stoeger $359.00
In the price range of the 24/7; these two are my choices. I have had both on order at different times. My gun money taker keeps me on my toes. Last week; placed my order; got to talking about something else; out the door with what I couldn't live without Will reorder at a later date.
Follow up with your thinking.