Got the XDM9 Match kit over the weekend and ran 200 rounds through it. Sweet! Funny thing is that after shooting it and finding it the most accurate gun I own, I'm shooting everything else better! I am so looking forward to putting it to work at USPSA match on Sunday and 3-gun two weeks later!
I'm another VERY satisfied XD owner. I bought the compact .45 cal. I expected to not like the 'kick' when it fired, but was pleasantly surprised. Also agree that this model is the most accurate 'out of the box' handgun I've ever owned. [personal opinion here] I think the trigger being so smooth has a dramatic effect on my accuracy. I'm not struggling to pull it and therefore I don't yank it off target.
I'm convinced the XD platform is just an all-around winner - an excellent design that allows all sorts of 'spin-offs,' as long as the basic engineering is not changed. I have owned an XD45 Service Model, and presently own the XD45 Compact, and recently purchased the new single-stack subcompact XDs. They have all been 100% reliable with a variety of ammo, have decent triggers that get pretty sweet (for a polymer striker fired pistol) at about 500-1000 rounds fired, and fire to POA straight out of the box.
In my opinion, it is the equal of the Glock, and surpasses it in the way it 'feels.' I have let newbie shooters shoot all of mine, and have yet to find anyone who could not quickly master it well enough to start hitting near the bulls eye with regularity. A couple of them have purchased their own (in 9mm and .40 S&W) and have been well pleased with the decision.
Congrats on the purchase. I also own a XD 9 and love it. With that said a Glock purchase is in the near future. I love my XD and use it for home defense as well as range shooting but, for me, I shoot the glock better. So its not that either gun is better than one another its just personal preference.