Not looking for a "versus" scenario per say, but any experience anyone has had with either would be apprecaited. I've started a handful of similar threads like this, but I think I may actually make my first handgun purchase to add it to the shotguns come February. These two pistols are my two favorites based on looks and functionality. I have not had the chance to shoot either. The only gun I've shot that I fell in love with was a Sig P226. I wasn't a fan of the Glock at all. The XD was slightly better than the Glock, but still not a huge favorite. The Beretta 92F I shot a few times wasn't too bad, but still doesn't beat the Sig. The little snub nose S&W I shot forever ago wasn't bad, just not to my tastes I suppose. Anyhow, I realize it is very unlikely that I'll find either of the two guns I'm looking for at a gun range, so I plan on just purchasing one based on research. If I don't like it it isn't the end of the world...I'll sell it to someone else who does. I like them because of their design as well as because not everyone has them (AFAIK anyhow). The gun will serve mainly a recreational purpose. It will be kept in my house, so I suppose "protection" is also a use, but more than likely it won't be needed. I will be getting a nice gun safe/case for it. I haven't made my mind up about which yet though. I'd like something smaller and easily accessable. I'm open to suggestions there as well.