The Macro is a nice gun. It has a lot of good features: fuller sized grip, higher mag capacity, "comped" barrel and optic ready. Probably the best feature is the 365 modularity (but all 365 models have that). If you need/like the larger Macro grip - go for it. As far as the "comped" barrel: it's a 3.1" with a "comped" extended slide. A good friend purchased a Macro last fall and we decided to do a side-by-side comparison to the P365, 365X and the XL. The comped Macro was only a bit softer shooting/less perceived recoil than the P365. We did not experience any recoil difference between the Macro, X and XL. Of all four 365's we both agreed that my 365X (only mods/upgrades are a Hogue Hand-All grip sleeve and an Armory Craft extended mag release) was the most comfortable to shoot. The XL was a very close second. The XL we used has the WC grip, Armory Craft extended mag, 15 round mag with the Tactical Development WC-style base plate. On the ride home from the range my friend tried talking me into a trade: the Macro slide/barrel/RSA for my XL slide. I politely declined. My XL checks a lot of boxes for me but in the final analysis the Macro would be a want rather than a need right now. But I'm thinking about it . Now a Macro grip, Macro mags and an XL slide would be interesting.