I own a Springfield Armory XD 40 (12+1 cap.). I think it is a good pistol though I haven't been impressed with my own accuracy with it. I'm sure others could shoot much better with it. The new XDM pistols besides having a greater mag capacity, have what they term a match grade barrel. What exactly makes a barrel "match grade"? If anyone owns both the XD and XDM I'd like to hear what your experience is re comparative accuracy of the two.