I have the XDM 9mm Compact and love it. I selected that one for its many safety features, such as a grip safety, USA trigger, 'in-chamber' indicator, and 'cocked' indicator. Also, for home defense purposes, the 19 round mag is a plus; and the shorter 13 round mag makes it a very good carry pistol. If one is concerned about stopping power, a JHP +p ought to do the trick. Lastly, for practice, you can't beat the price of 9mm ammo. I used several brands of ammo and haven't had a problem as of yet, with about 400 to 500 shots fired. Good luck with your decision.