To me the person behind the trigger is at least as important (within reason) as the actual weapon itself. I have seen plenty of people in IDPA matches with the latest tactical tupperware who didn't have a clue how to shoot get their clocks (and Glocks) cleaned by good old boys shooting unfashionable and completely unusable stuff like Rugers and various Tauri products. Hell, me and my "beat up from the feet up" P-85 have been one of those good old boys. I will freely admit that I favor the XD over the Glock but I wouldn't be unhappy if all I had to use was a Glock. The chief thing that makes me prefer the XD is the grip safety (and to a lesser degree the loaded chamber indicator). Then again, I also get haired out by the thought of carrying my Colt Commander cocked and locked so I am probably too timid to be really tacticool. Just think, if Plaxico had been carrying an XD tucked in his sweatpants then he might have a chance at collecting a pay check from the Giants again. Of course, the lack of a grip safety on P. Biddy's gat was far from the only problem with his EDC (Every Day Clumsy).