Ok I *FINALLY* got time to go shoot my XD40 subcompact I bought over a month ago. It is a fun gun to shoot and I found it to be very accurate. Recoil is a bit "snappy" compared to my old 9mm, but its quite manageable. Quick 2 round strings were dead on target. It has a very nice feel and points naturally.
When I gathered up my brass however, I noticed definite marking on the primers. I'm a little concerned with what looks to be the firing pin dragging through the primer cup after firing and the gun cycles. Overtime it could stress the firing pin and lead to premature wear.
The "proof fired" round they included with the gun shows similar markings on the primer but not as bad. Perhaps the PMC brass I used had very thin cheap primer cups? How concerned with this should I be? Is it normal? Will it diminish with break in?
Here's what the cases looked like after firing: