My previous experience with a 45 was with an OLD Colt 1911 Government I own. Heavy old beast, but, nice to shoot now and then. I was looking for something smaller, easier to conceal. I did the 'rent a gun' thing, shot both a Glock 45 and XDm 45. After many rounds, I chose the XDm. I did not like the 'pinch' with the Glock either, and I did not like the recoil. I did not even try a single hand shot with the Glock, but I did with the XDm, that's what sold me on the XDm. Since my purchase of the XDm 45c, I have also purchased the XDm 9c, I love them both, just great weapons, easy to shoot, easy to clean, so far, flawless.
XDm 9mm & 45acp 3.8 Compacts ~ XDs 9mm & 45acp ~ Taurus 709 Slim 9mm ~ Ruger SP 101-357 ~ Ruger SR 22 ~ MPA 9mm & 45acp Defender ~ WASR 10 ~ Galil ~ Moss & Rem 20 gauge shorties.