I purchased this gun recently for my CCW. I really like the grip and the features of the gun. I tried the Glock 9 sub compact and felt the grip was short and fat for my hand. I also like having a grip and triger safety since I plan to always carry one in the chamber so that I do not have to pull the slide if I need the weapon immediately. I think so far it is a great gun and it shoots great. My favorite target practice gun, however, is still my Beretta Neos. But, that may change the more I shoot my XD9.