I have been looking into buying a handgun for a couple of months now and I have found a couple that I think I will like. I was hoping that the higher knowledge others in here could assist me with my decision. I have looked at the Walther P99, the Taurus 24/7, the Ruger P94, and my favorite so far over all, the Springfield Armory XD-40. ALL .40 S&W. Im taking into consideration, price, reviews, both overall features and importantly safety features, along with comfort, accessories available, and manufacture warranties. Being 6'9" I have larger hands. That reason being said, sub-compact is out of the picture. I am mostly interested in 4in barrels, because of compactness. I know most about the Springfield, because like I said before, that’s the one I have leaned toward mostly. I would much appreciate any input had by others in regards to my dilemma.