Bought my wife a XD9 sub compact yesterday. She said she didn't want a gun for Christmas, and I didn't get it for her for Cristmas.. Now that we got that straight , it was a fairly good deal . Paid $498.98 for it and the going price around here seems to be about $529.99( at Cabela's and other sporting goods stores). We haven't shot this particular gun , but we did rent one last month and she liked the fit in her hand. She shot a better group with the XD than the Glock 17,or 26. Shoots a little high if you ask me( 8" high at 15 yds), but I'm sure we can either adjust to the way it shoots or get a higher front blade, but that's another point further down the road. need to get her used to her pistol first. Semper fi , troops. At ease, 'n smoke 'em if you got 'em.