Well I got my Springfield XDS and had a chance to shoot it today before the rain really hit. Anyway, I'm not the best at writing reviews but here goes. Initial thoughts This gun was really tight upon initial disassembly. It wasn't really soaked in grease but still required a good cleaning. And when I shook the gun there was no rattle. Overall, I was very impressed with this gun. And FWIW I got the "range kit" which included a kydex holster, two-mag holder, extra backstrap, extra insert for the fiberoptic site, and two mags. Not a bad deal at all. Disassembly This gun breaks down kind of like a SIG would. The only real differences are that the takedown lever swings UP instead of down, and in order to fully remove the slide you have to pull the trigger. This was a bit counterintuitive at first but I quickly got used to it. One thing that needs to be stated here is that when the takedown lever is in the "up" position you cannot insert a magazine into the gun. I think this was done for safety reasons, and I have no problem with this. Range time My first thought was that this little gun would kick hard and that shooting it a lot would suck. However, I am happy to report that this gun was a joy to shoot. I shot 100 rounds of Winchester white box 230 FMJ from Wal-Mart. The gun functioned absolutely flawlessly and the recoil was much better than I expected. I shot at 7 yards and had no problem keeping my groups at less than 2 inches. After the first 100 rounds I shot 20 rounds of 185 grain Gold Dot and again the gun functioned perfectly, and the groups were only marginally larger. About the only issue worth mentioning is that my weak hand thumb kept rubbing against the takedown lever. This is just because of the position of my hands and has no bearing on the gun itself. I think that if I just work on my grip then this won't be an issue. And even after 120 rounds my thumb was only moderately sore. No big deal. Final thoughts Will this gun see any time as a carry gun? Oh heck yeah, and I think it's safe to say that I'll fell just fine with the gun and 1 or 2 extra mags with me. This gun is very light and very thin so concealing it will be quite easy. I would definitely recommend this gun for anyone who is looking for a small 45 for concealed carry. Naturally ymmv. Eye candy No review would be complete without the obligatory picture. Enjoy, and thanks for reading my review. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!