Generally speaking the XDS and/or XD series of firearms is supposed to be an excellent choice and a quality firearm so I was surprised when I had an issue and assumed it was the ammunition but but for the life of me could not get the slide back and didn't want to damage it by ramming against a bench or in a vice.Glad you got that problem sorted. My wife has a new XDE in 9mm so, I am hoping we don't have problems with it. Her last firearm was a S&W M&P, in .40S&W cal. it was a piece of crap, three mags of federal ammo thru it and the sear broke, trigger wouldn't reset. Sent it to Smith & Wesson repair center, they replaced the sear along with two other parts. We went to a gun range where after two mags of ammo thru it, the sear broke again. We returned it for a full refund, and bought her the XDE. She hasn't shot this one yet.