Recently sold my Beretta M9 for a better carry pistol (M9 was too heavy and difficult to conceal for my liking). I picked up the Springfield XDS 9mm and looking for the forums opinion on this weapon.
I did a bit of research before buying as I was originally looking to get a Glock 19, or 26. From what I found on online reviews and videos is that the XDS is, in general, a very reliable and durable pistol.
What I wanted in a carry pistol: Easy to conceal, no thumb safety, reliability, durability, and 9mm. I know a lot of people would prefer a bigger caliber than a 9mm, but from being in the Army and using an M9 for a long time, I am personally very comfortable with that caliber.
I do know that Glock is the most durable and reliable, no matter how you slice it (from what I can tell, via the online community). However, I was impressed with the torture test I found on the XDS, which is one reason that swayed me. In addition, I have fired a Glock 26 in the past and I didn't really like the feel of it, as it felt kind of cheap in my hands...like a plastic toy? I felt though I could probably get past that with more practice with the weapon.
Either way, it would appear the XDS is regarded as a very good choice for conceal carry. I'm mainly looking for anyone's opinion or experience with the XDS who could chime in. I'm sure I will also get some Glock guys who will remind me of their superiority, lol.