I couldn’t agree more! It’s almost like having an extra chance to make sure you’re doing the right thing. Also, I agree with your assessment of the second through the ninth trigger pull. Very nice!I like the XDe because I feel a little more comfortable with a DA first trigger pull and being able to feel the position of the hammer with my thumb when the XDe is under my shirt. Just when I think I am being overly concerned, I read about something like the Sheriff in Georgia having an accidental discharge in a Walmart store. If that can happen to a Sheriff, I think it could happen to anybody. And, the second through the ninth trigger pull on the XDe is really nice!