After much research and lots of shooting many different guns.....I finally bought. Got my XD9 today! She sure is purdy!!!
Funny though...all I can think about is what I should buy next?!?
Bullets! Range time! More bullets!
Or a Glock.
Or a Beretta...
Don't fight it -- it's gonna happen sooner or later.....
Seriously though, when you get to the point of actually buying your next handgun, you might think about getting a good .22lr. A good .22lr is loads of fun to shoot, and you may well be more accurate with one than you are with the XD. You don't have to spend a bunch of money in order to get a nice .22, and spending just a few bucks per 50 rounds is kinda nice too.
Something else to consider is a version of the classic 1911. Everyone should have both a .22 and a 1911!*
*people - don't take this literally. This statement is hyperbole. No one is actually required to have these two types of handuns.
My wife just traded her Taurus 24/7 9mm for an XD9, and while we haven't been to the range yet, it sure seems like a great gun. Not to knock the Taurus in any way (especially since we never had a problem with it) but the XD just feels better in my hand.