The XDm is a fantastic gun and Buds is the perfect place to purchase it. I have no regrets.
I've only taken it out to the range once so far but I put 175 rounds through it that day. Never once did the gun have any problems or give me any reasons to question its capabilities. It even managed to stay at a cool temperature under fast paced shooting.
I tried out 10 pistols from friends and rentals from the local range. This, being my favorite, was the one I decided to purchase. The integrated safety mechanisms work flawlessly and trigger feels great to me. Being that I'm fairly new to shooting pistols I'm still working on my accuracy but still managed to slap down most of the metal targets I pointed her at.
I, personally, wouldn't want to carry this as a concealed gun due to its size and weight but if you're looking for a very solid + accurate + reliable + well-rounded pistol ... then I would recommend this one. Also, the aftermarket is beginning to make products for the XDm. If for some reason the 16+1 of 40cal just isn't enough for you ... you can now get an extension to 19+1. I've also heard that a 25+1 will be produce very soon as well. I'm happy to see that these, among many new extras, are being made for all of us XDm enthusiasts.
** In response to one of the earlier reviews about the difficulty of removing a fully loaded mag from the gun due to its stiff mag release button ... I would recommend applying pressure to the bottom of the mag upwards as you press the button. You will notice that this makes it much easier. **
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]