So getting back into handguns again after my first taste 15 yrs ago....back then .40 s&w was hot....so started with a Glock 22 and a XD-40. Sold the glock and kept the XD-40 for bout 4 yrs. Loved that XD. Anyways, now 9mm looks to be the one to have. Started last year with a Sig p320 xcompact. I liked it but wanted to try an HK. Well, bought a vp9sk-b. Nothing wrong with the Sig but everything about the HK just seemed better made. Shot it better too, very compact. Well, i then sold that for a FN 509m. Wanted a bigger pistol. I dont carry much. So went with the plain 509m, not the MRD. $580. I installed the Apex striker and extractor. Very easy to do, anyways this one just seems right in my average sized hands with the small backstrap. Shoots great.