So as it stands right now, I have an XD-9 service model. I love the gun, but it's far from ideal as a carry pistol, IMO. I've been doing some research online, and have found a couple models that I'm considering looking into: Kel Tec PF-9 Kahr PM-9 From what I can tell, the KelTec sells for about 1/2 the price of the Kahr, and is marginally lighter (both weigh ~16oz). I've read that the PF-9 was plagued with problems since introduction, that supposedly have been resolved in the subsequent revisions of the gun. So that's where I'm at right now. I'm open to any thoughts or suggestions you guys can offer. Thanks in advance!