Question on the XD40's safety features.
Sometime last year I purchased a new XD40. It is still in the same state of newness, owing to the fact that I have NEVER shot it. I have three other guns (a .38 revolver, and two semi-auto 9mm's), but wanted a higher caliber semi. Both of my 9mm's have manual safety levers, whereas the XD40 does not. I had inquired as to a manual safety, at the time of purchase, but was informed that the XD's didn't come so outfitted. I went ahead with the purchase thinking that I might easily adapt. But I have continued feelings of discomfort, regarding that - which could very well be due to ignorance as to how well the grip & trigger safety mechanisms might actually work. I understand that the XD45 can be obtained with a manual safety, and I was sitting here thinking about whether I should try and see about trading my .40 in for the .45. I have also read, here, that the .45 is better on blast noise, as well as recoil.
But, before I move any further down that avenue, I would appreciate any input on the grip/trigger safety vs manual. Maybe forthcoming information might serve to dilute my concerns to the point of them being not so weighty within my mindset.