held one at gun show didnt care for the grip. was some good deals on them over year ago. dont hear much about them Beretta discontinue them?
I almost bought a XD 40 then I discovered Steyr's M series and some reviews. a local store had some and they were selling for $300-$350. that was back during the AWB and possibility of using preban Sigma mags in Steyr was a factor.
I love the ambidextrous magazine release on the XD
The 9000 was my first non-revolver handgun. It shoots "fine". Honestly
that's how I would explain it. I can plant pretty good groups with it, but as
you said the grip is not that good. Without a magazine that has the flip down
option, it doesn't fit my hand well.
As for the XD, yum. It is pretty fantastic. I'm a little more accurate with my
Steyr. But the strange recoil the Steyr still has me getting used to it.
The XD has a nice grip design, not as good as the Steyr though. I can see
why the XD has become a popular weapon.
Nice pics. My 9000s is a tac driver. At least as accurate as my 92FS. Around 5 inch pattern at 50 yards. That's impressive for such a small gun. Recoil is mild and extended mags really help with the grip. Make sure you get those if you're planning on getting this pistol.