I am looking for a new handgun for multiple reasons, I currently have a Taurus PT-92 9MM, (and Colt SAA but that's a whole different ballgame) here is some of my reasoning: The PT-92 is too large to comfortably carry, much less conceal The 9MM is underpowered for a concealed carry/home defense weapon Ditto for any large animals I may encounter No accessory rails for lights etc. I haven't bought a pistol forever I just want another damn pistol I am looking for input on brand and caliber, so far I am leaning toward this: Springfield XD Sub-Compact in .40 cal., runs $429 NIB with case, holster, mag. holder, lock, and various other access. So, any thoughts? I've never owned a double action pistol (although this one isn't strictly a double, but close), nor one that small. Also, no experience with the .40 S&W either, so any advice appreciated.