Just out of curiosity was it the regular XD or the XDm? I have a XD45 (as you can see by my name ) and I carry it on a regular basis. Took a little bit to get used to the weight but after awhile you don't think about. The XDm in 9mm has a 19+1 capacity with the interchangeable back straps. I'm looking at the XDm with the 3.8" barrel for carry as well due to ammo cost. But I've found my XD to be a natural point and shoot gun.