There’s a guy trying to sell one as a “limited edition distributor exclusive” for north of $600 on the MN Armslist...Im looking for the same thing from RA. 9MM Ofc size. Lotsa 45's on Armslist for cheap. Almost bought one from my local GS in 45 Tan color super clean for 370.00. Went back yesterday and figured Eh if its there I'll grab it but it was sold. Probably best since I don't shoot 45. I get,and have already, alot of 9mm stockpiled so its the logical choice. 380 is almost twice the price as 9 around here and selection is limited to either low quality or boxes of 20 hollow points for over 20 dollars-so that;s easy to pass on. But I do see one in my future for sure, but likely used not new.
I do have to say—.40 in a 1911 is a sweet combo.I bought a RIA ProMatch Ultra in 10mm (6in barrel) to use hunting. Well built, very accurate, and makes full boat 10mm feel like shooting a .40S&W. I really like that pistol a lot. I'm swapping pistols for competition next year, getting away from the XDM, using that ProMatch frame with a 5in .40S&W top end and STI Gen1 mags. I did a little testing yesterday and it was a very pleasant shooting pistol in 40. I've got to tweak ammo, as the ammo tuned for the XDM is a bit too short (get slide lock with 1 round left in mags). If I continue to like it when shooting in matches, I'll go ahead and buy RIA's 5in 40 competition geared gun (about $850) and put my hybrid as a backup.