I like my 9mm Springfield Armory XDs. I have both the compact and service versions, with the only modification on either being a LaserLyte RSL on the Service model. During the Lucky Gunner Shoot last year Sean Sorrentino forced me to fire his custom XD 45. I recall the trigger work was dreamy. If I had the money at the time, I would have shipped one of mine out to Springer Precision or Springfield’s Custom Shop for some work. Only nagging cost/benefit concerns kept me from taking the plunge.
Are custom modifications really worth it on a carry gun? I’m not about to spend twice the cost of the basic pistol itself to turn it into a fickle and finicky race gun, but there is something appealing about a “carry” action job as long as it helps me shoot a little bit more accurately without compromising reliability.