Welcome to the world of XD.
I got the XD 9 service model in stainless on Dec 23 and have put 600 rounds thru it.
Love shooting my XD hope you do too.I rented some XD to see what I wonted.I liked them all but did not like the sights so I had TruGlo TG131XT night sights put on it before I even shoot it.If you do not like the sights take a look at the TruGlo.
I've had an XD 9 for about a year now and you are going to love it. I love mine. No doubt, my favorite gun in my collection. The .45 is next for me. However, for me I can pick up the gun in the time it takes me to drive down to my county sheriff's office, get the permit ammended, and drive back to the dealer. 1 hour tops if I want it on the same day.