Springfield manufactures quality guns and the XDM is an excellent polymer pistol. I have owned this XDM for several years and this is, in my opinion, one of the best buys in the marketplace. I am listing the reasons that I really like this pistol.(1) The grip is the same as a 1911 and feels great.(2) The trigger is very good with a very good reset, and it is something that I can fire two hundreds rounds at the range and not have a sore finger.(3) High capacity magazine, thirteen rounds plus one in the chamber. Sights are very good. (4) Weight is 31 ounces empty. I have no negatives to list about the XDM. This is an excellent home protection pistol, and some would like it as a concealed carry pistol. I would use it as open carry, but I prefer a smaller pistol for concealed carry. I posted a target that I fired rapid fire at 30 feet using two magazines, and two You Tube videos one from three years ago and one from Hickok45 that is almost seven years old. I picked these videos because my XDM is about six years old.