The Springfield XDm 3.8 9mm pistol is the first pistol I have ever owned. I spent a lot of time researching the many options there are out there and this is what I invested in. I have been 99% happy with this pistol. It has a great trigger with a nice reset allowing for quick follow-up shots. Nice stock sights. It holds 19 rounds! Grip has never been an issue, it comes with adjustable back straps. The Bitone is very nice and looks great. You will more than likely be VERY happy with this gun.
The only complaint I have is a very recent one. I just recieved my permit to carry and feel that the full size grip is a little obtrusive. I have a Galco King Tuk and adjusted the height to where I like it. It fits very nice, but I think I might like the compact better with the option for the full size grip (with mag extender). This might help decrease printing under your clothes. However, winter in MN means jackets and therefore no problems carrying concealed.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with this purchase. I got it barely used and have never had a problem!