Been thinking lately of getting a striker fired poly in .45. I initially had my sights set on getting the M&P .45, but have been holding out for almost a year now on when they release their full size. I'm growing impatient and that XD Tactical's been "giving me the eye". I have a service .357 sig and have handled and shot many other XD's. Last week the guys take me out for my birthday after the match and we get to talking. Well you know what happens when a bunch of gun sluts get toegether. One of my shooting buddies that just picked up his completed Open class 2011 from JPL Precision that day is on a good one and offers me his XD Tactical for a song and a note. I got to break my first shot with her in an IDPA (yeah, not smart taking un tested gun to a match) but I know the owner very well and he's maticulous with his guns, which is the only way I'd buy used. He's the original owner (also buys all his guns new) and came straight from the hands of Rich from Canyon Creek Customs with a competition trigger set up to break at 4#'s (best believe it's coming down to 1.5-2lbs) It's also got Dawson Fiber optic front sight installed by Canyon Creek. A Magwell and extended mag release. Also comes with 6 magazines and Arrendondo Mag extenders. All for $450 Anyhow, not bad for first time taking her out. I placed 8th overall in a strong field of CDP shooters out of 23 shooters. She handles great, recoils great but the trigger's a dream and is unbelievable for a poly. Points like a 1911 and only had one hang up all day which wasn't bad. I don't know why I didn't buy one sooner. She's going to make a solid back up CDP and L10 gun.