H&K's are excellent guns. But honestly, they themselves feel a bit "blocky" in the grip to me. The P30 is about the only current model with decent ergos for me (and its pretty great). It's also hard to wrap my head around dropping much more than $600 on a plastic pistol...much less $1000. I'm sure a ton of shooters can identify with that. I guess I did pay almost $700 for my XDm45 though.
When I think about what pistols I'd be willing to sink $700-1200 into, there are three that come immediately to mind: 1911s, alloy Sigs, and maybe a nice performance center S&W revolver. If the day ever comes that I do drop $1K on tupperware, it'll probably be an FN 5.7. Just my own preferences.
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