Yes, the XD9 has curvature on the rear of the grip. No, the XD9 does not have curvature on the sides of the grip.
By my definition, it does not have palm swell, although some would say it does.
I like the feel of the HK P2000 and the Sig 226.
If I could wrap my mit around a new LadyHawk that could be the most comfortable.
My Colt Defender .45 feels like it was custom made for my hand. I love the grip this gun!!
Maybe all 1911 models would fell this way with the Houge grip which came standard on the sidearm. I will let you know when I move up to the Springfield .45 I want.
SIG Sauer P226, I am also very fond of my Jericho 941
I have to recommend my Bersa Thunder UC 9mm... it's all steel so no soft sticky grips, but my medium-large hand is a perfect fit for it.. whereas I HATE Glock grip fit in general.. :-)
Lots of people ignore the Bersa 9mm guns but they are superb, especially for this lefty.. the slide release and safety are both left thumb/right thumb, and the mag release is the only thing still on only one side of the gun.. plus, the safety and the slide release are big and bumpy without tearing up your thumbs, so you can easily flip safety on and off, and easily drop that slide release without any pain/blisters.. amazing how many guns are hard on you with those things...
I like the feel of my CZ P-01 and the wifes' M&P compact 9...
I would say cZ75 followed by the Browning HP.
There's no contest -the Browning Hi-Power wins the ergo test every time. I'd venture to say the CZ 75 takes a close second.
This was one of the biggest factors in my decision of purchasing my new handgun. I like the 1911's a lot, but I went with the Beretta Px4. It just feels like I was born with it in my hand....Swwweeeeet feel, and it looks good toobrokenimage