I am looking to get a handgun primarily for home/personal protection. I think that a 40 s&w sounds like a better round for my needs than a 45 ACP/GAP. I need a little direction as far as which gun to get. I am settled on a semi-auto and wouldn't consider a revolver. After talking with him it seemed like the springfield XD would be a pretty good way to go. They have a 3", 4", and 5" model, and I think I would go with the 4". You can get stuff like night sights and even a ported barrel for not much more. I am not new to guns, but I am not really sure what is out there right now. Would this be a good gun for me? Are there any others I should look at closely? What do you have?