I have had ample opportunity to shoot the Springfield Armory XD-E, both at a pre-launch event and back at home under more leisurely conditions. The Springfield folks teamed up with Action Target, Federal Ammunition, and Crossbreed holsters to pack a slew of shooting opportunity into the pre-launch event. Over a long day, I shot steel plates, new computer controlled knock-down targets, and paper over a variety of scenarios. We had the opportunity to draw and shoot, move and shoot, and even leap out of a bed (on the range!) to retrieve the XD-E from a nightstand safe before shooting “bad guy” targets down range. Throughout the day, I fired somewhere north of a couple of hundred rounds from the XD-E and had no malfunctions. I didn’t see a single malfunction from any of the test guns used by other writers, so multiply that couple hundred rounds by a dozen shooters and do what you will with that indication of reliability.