Just kidding. The Croatian gunmaker didn’t hire Swiss surrealist and Aliens‘ stylist H.R. Giger to create their new XD(m) 5.25 Competition handgun. It only looks that way. In fact, the new gun’s a standard XD(m) with a few mods: a 5.25″ match grade barrel made from “select fit” steel, a forged steel slide with a weight saving cut out, a fiber optic front sight and an adjustable rear sight. thefirearmblog.com provides the pics and specs, but not the price. Whatever it costs, it’s worth it. When it comes to XDs, you can never have enough striations. Meanwhile, I’d like to see what Damien Hirst could do for Glock design.