I just got to shoot that gun today. I really liked it. I am now considering purchasing a XD9 instead of the Glock I had originally intended to get. I loved the trigger on the XD, really good soghts as well. The recoil felt just about the same as a 9mm to me. Louder and more gunblast to it, but not really any more recoil. I'm sure you'll like it once you shoot it.