I been thinkin of gettin a 40 cal. and was looking at the XD-M compact with the 3.8" barrel. This would be a self defence gun only for CC for my wife. I have the XD in 45, and I like that, but she does not like it because of the recoil. I have been lookin at the XD-M but they are more $$$ than the XD, so are they worth it. I mean for a self defence gun I don't need 1 moa accuracy at 100yds, I just need it to go bang every time I pull the trigger. Opinions on them are appreciated.