I placed an order on Tuesday afternoon for 2 service model XD-40s. I was browsing the XDtalk website, and discovered that some folks are doing a "Grip Chop". Giving you the best of both worlds (compact grip size, with 4" barrel). I'm seriously considering it, but I don't know if I'll be able to use it for IDPA competition... Anyway, I borrowed these photos from this thread: http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58165&highlight=grip+chop I'd just give you the link, but he didn't imbed the photos, so I'm gonna imbed them here. EDIT: I'm adding a stock photo for reference before the chop.