Well, we had a nice Redneck Anniversary Celebration yesterday (the 18th). The wife and I decided that since we've got our concealed weapon permits on the way, that we would go rent some different guns and try to find what we liked best. I kept telling my wife that I was going to take her to Hooters for dinner to complete the Redneck Anniversary experience. I was all but sold on the Glock, but wanted to shoot it side-by-side with an XD. I've wanted a .40 for a while, so we went with the XD 40 to start. They didn't have a subcompact, so I went with the 4" model. Grabbed 50 rounds of their ammo to the tune of $15, and took it onto the range. We took turns shooting, and got off 2 mags each. I really liked the way it felt, and shot. The sites were about 2" low, and 2" left, but after adjusting my aim, I consistently put them in the 10 ring, and nailed a couple of bulls eyes at 7 yards. After we'd each shot off 2 mags each, we went back in and grabbed the Glock 22 (again, they didn't have the G23, so we went with the service model). Grabbed another box of their platinum plated $0.30 rounds, and headed back out. I really liked the way the Glock felt, and really wanted to like it. I was loving the thing until the first shot... It was kinda subtle at first, but I thought, "that doesn't feel quite right". So I fired off a few more shots... Bang! Bang! The inside edge of my trigger finger started to sting. I thought maybe I was holding it wrong, and adjusted my grip higher (I've heard the Glocks like to be gripped high). So I gripped as high as I could. Bang! Still happening. Adjusted my grip several more times through the course of the 11 remaining rounds, then passed it over to the wife. She takes it, fires it a couple of times, and gives me a funny look. Adjusts her grip, fires off the remainder of the mag, and says "I don't like that one". I ask why not, and she says "it keeps pinching my finger". I load up another mag, and fire off another 11 rounds (half of our remaining 22 rounds). The sites were off on the Glock as well, by about 3" to the left at 7 yds. But after adjusting my POA to the right, I was able to consistently put them in the 10 ring same as the XD. I really really wanted to like the Glock, but I think my skinny fingers just aren't what the Glock trigger was designed for. The recoil seems to push the edge of my trigger finger between the trigger and the housing, resulting in an uncomfortable shooting gun. I have heard that Glocks "take a little getting used to", but I really don't want to "get used to" my carry gun. I still plan on getting a Glock or two, and hopefully sooner than later. But for now, the XD wins! I had the wife thinking about the Kel Tec P11, but after some consideration, she decided that she liked the XD-40 as well. She's going to go with a Smart Carry/Thunderwear type holster, so the little bit of extra bulk and weight won't really matter much. She'll get more shots, and more power, and she really liked the XD. It should be a good solid reliable gun right out of the box. I don't have that same faith in the Kel-Tec, though I'm sure it could be made reliable with a little TLC. So we'll be placing an order for 2 XD-40 Sub-Compacts in the morning. I found a seller on Gunbroker.com who's letting them go for $415! Hopefully they'll arrive about the same time as our CW permits.