So I show up to my local FFL shop yesterday to find one of the employees (a friend of mine) with a little problem with his XD 45... a few nights before while he was putting his XD 45 away for the night he noticed his grip safety was depressed & that it would only pop back out after pulling it up/out with a knife tip... but once depressed again it would stay there... no spring-back pressure at all! Upon disassembly we found this with the grip safety’s spring... clickable thumbnails: Luckily he had a “Springfield XD Repair Kit” already which included a grip safety spring... it took about a hour or so (I had to make a few ‘blind pins’ for it.) to get everything back together again (i.e., no GLOCK!), but it’s working fine now. Okay now, so even though I’m no XD fan (cause they don’t fit me very well) I still have to say that even with this failure the gun WAS NOT rendered un-operational at all... I also think that the XD is still a fine weapon & that this kind of failure is probably fairly rare.