I've owned the XD9 subcompactfor a few months and have put about only about 300 rounds through it. No failures of any kind, and I didn't give it a cleaning before taking it to the range. I find it a pleasure to shoot and easy to shoot accurately. I bought it for CC and it's doing the job admirably.I could not be more pleased with it and now I'm thinking about other XD possibilities. I did not buy the XD40 for personal reasons. The .40 is certainly a better balistically performing round but I wanted my wife to be able to shoot the XD comfortably if she were so inclined. I also didn't want to start another caliber in my collection.