Fairly new to the pistol market. Have owned and shot all kinds of rifles and shotguns but maybe a total of around 500 rds through a handgun. Around 400 from a sub compact xd 9mm (sold) and another 100 from a security six .357 (still have). What I was wanting was something I could carry but something I can shoot on regular basis. Being as I'm not very proficient with pistols I thought it might be better to get a full size such as a xdm 4.5 45 or maybe a 1911. I really like the range officer. I also really like the xdm 3.8 compact. Sounds like I can still carry it but wondering if it will still be something I can shoot frequently. So torn as to what I should do. Any and All suggestions/advice is greatly appreciated.