Ok here's the deal. I carry my M&p9 compact all day everyday in an USB holster and like it a lot. It shoots great and it's never had any type of problem at all. It has an Apex duty/carry kit which improves the trigger a lot. I also have an Xdm full size 4.5 45acp that I absolutely love to shoot but isn't practical to carry so I don't. No to you guys who carry an Xdm 3.8 compact how to you like it? Is it heavier? Do you have any experience with an M&P compact for comparison? Any other comments about it? Like I said I do really like my M&P but I love my Xdm. That's what brought this question about. Thanks for all the input everyone.