This sounds exactly what's going through my head right now. I have a new Kimber Pro Carry II and it's bad *** no doubt. I also have 2 SA Ultra Compacts worked from SA that are great. And of course, the XD .45 Service which I absolutely love!
Tomorrow, I am going to buy one more gun, it's either going to be an XD 9, XD .40 or a Glock 27. I'm going to fire all of them to see which is better for me.
I spoke to a very experienced LEO that I truly trust with my life. He carries a Glock 9mm and has never changed. He asked me, "why do you carry a .45" my answer was bigger hole, more stopping power, etc... He said, 2 well placed 9mm rounds are as good as 2 well placed .45 rounds and with today's balistic tests, the Speer Gold Dot 147gr will do the trick every time. Not too mention, 9mm is a hell of a lot cheaper to shoot and control. So I will probably end up buying the XD 9, but we'll see. I'll post pics of whatever I get tomorrow.
\"Beware the fury of a patient man\"
XD .45 4\" Service
2- Springfield Ultra Compact .45
1- Sig Sauer P232 .380 Stainless
1- Glock 36 .45
1- S&W 642 .38
1- Keltec P3AT .380
1- Blackhawk Crucible FX fixed blade
1- Surefire L4