I posted this in the XD forum and wondered what yall thought as well. Just went to the range and put 200 WWB through the XD and 100 through the M9. I wanted to compare the two. First, I have to say that both these guns are way more accurate than I am. I have older eyes and trifocals...which really make aiming a pain sometimes. Having said that, I report that both guns functioned flawlessly. Recoil on the Steyr seemed a little less. One thing I noticed after 100 rounds....the magazines on the XD are easier to reload and much easier on the thumb and index finger than the ones on the Steyr. Seems like the Steyr magazines are really sharp!!!! I had to tape my fingers to continue firing (I shot 300 in the Steyr last week and my fingers immediately recognized the magazines this week and complained). My perception is that I am much more accurate with the Steyr than the XD. So what does much more mean? Near (7 yards) and far (20 yards) I can get a ragged hole 3" across with the Steyr. With the XD its more like 5". I wouldn't lay any blame on the pistols, both are more accurate than me. I did notice that I like the Steyr sights a whole lot more than the XD sights. Steyrs were easier to pick up with my trifocals...the XD sights were harder to see. Is it possible to have the trapezoid sights put on the XD? Anyone hear of doing that with other pistols? If not....what sights would be better than the factory? One last difference I noted related to the trigger. The safety on the trigger on the Steyr seemed sharp and cut into my finger after a time. Anyone else experience this? The trigger reset and travel are less on the Steyr than on the XD. I'm just an average guy and no gun expert and these are my observations after one range trip....my first with my new XD. Reactions or comments?