I've been looking to replace my Taurus PT111 G2 (9mm) for a little while now. It's served me good since I've had it. It's been my light carry pistol. I already own a compact 4.25" Springfield XD40 in OD so I figured why not share weapons similarity and keep the same platform? I already have form fitted holsters, three of them. Two leather IWB and one Blackhawk Serpa. Since the Mod.2 fits in the Blackhawk and locks in just as tight it's a bonus. While I have a shorter barrel in the 9mm, it doesn't bother me to have a little extra at the pocket of the holster. So here it is, the XD9 Sub Compact Mod.2 with FDE frame. Hoping to make a range report soon. So far today after I picked it up I carried it to a baseball game. From jogging around and being the assistant C, it stayed put, slim and only noticed it was there when I trotted down the baseline. Pre-range impression: When a full magazine is inserted (13 or 16) the magazine release is an absolute pain in the arse to push. I mean you need two thumbs pressing it. If the action is open on a full magazine the mag release operates perfectly fine and easy. Remove one round with slide closed, easier. (12) 11 rounds in magazine with slide closed it's a little easier than 12 10 rounds in magazine with closed slide: easy I'm hoping to take some time this coming week to swap out the red fiber front sight with one of the green tubes that comes with it. I don't mind the red but my eye picks up green better. The finger indexing divot like that on my Taurus is something I got used to having. (Helps always indexing when drawing) Still hoping for range time tomorrow after church, if not I'll sling some Monday.