Did some plinking with a buddy the other day who had just picked up two of the 3.8 XD(M)'s in 9mm and .40 (both brand new)-- this is how his first shoot with them went: He loads up the .40 first; drops in a mag, racks the slide... takes aim down-rage... pulls the trigger... no bang. Total dry fire pull. The gun is not cocked with a round sitting in the chamber. Wtf? If it were me, that gun (and the 9mm as well) would be on its way out of my possession ASAP, but I don't have the heart to tell him to get himself a Glock. He really loves his XD's. Just to be clear-- the gun was never cocked even though it chambered the round. He instantly noticed that when he pulled the trigger the first time, it never 'broke' at any point.