I have an XD 5" setup for competition, with Canyon Creek trigger job. I actually like it better than my G34/G35, but I perform better with the GLOCKs.
Some say the high bore axis doesn't matter, but it matters to me. My wife, on the other hand shoots her best with the XD (when talking production division guns). So, many factors involved.
I had an XD .45 Compact. It fed everything, including LSWCHPs.
Originally Posted by itisbruno
The only thing I hate about my XDS is the grip safety.
The trigger could be a little smoother, but nothing beats having a .45 ACP in your pocket.
The reason I choose the XDS over the M&P Shield is because of the grip safety. While my main carry is a G30 (no grip safety), I was looking for something that I could use for alternate carry, like a Smart Carry or pocket. So because of the type and location of carry, the grip safety gives me a little more piece of mind.
I will also add, the XDs feels and functions (especially the trigger) more like my G30 than my XD .45 Compact. So it makes a perfect alternative for occasions where the G30 is too big, IMO.