@ 2tango2. Springfield does recommend that the XDs be ran a little wet. I personally like to run my guns pretty dry. Just how I was taught and never had problems. I typically oil the slide rail grooves and wipe with a qtip. I don't wipe dry on the XDs though. Also keep a drop on the front of the barrel at the breach where the slide rolls up over.
The XDs also has the loaded chamber indicator on the top of the slide.