My son will be turning 21 in the near future and I want to get him a handgun as a gift. I know he likes the Springfield XM40 and XM45, but I don't know much about them. I have looked at them on-line and they sound and look like a good weapon and I have even been to a firearms dealer or two and examined them up close and personal. I like to think of myself as open minded. I own both Fords and Chevys, Smith & Wessons and Colts and once in a while I eat a meal that doesn't include meat. So I am really interested in an honest assessment rather than the rabid fan club approach to hearing your opinions. I won't go so far as to say money is no object, but I am more interested in the quality and reliability aspect of the weapon than I am price point. Thank you in advance for your replies. Ooorah.