Today I went shopping for my first 45auto. I chose the XDM over a two-tone 4" Kimber Crimson Carry ($1000). So my venture into 1911s will have to wait, but it'll come soon enough I imagine. Still not sure whether I'll get something like that Kimber, or a more affordable gun like a Mil-Spec Springer or Para GI Expert.
The gun I chose was an all-black model:
I got it out the door with an extra mag (3 total) for just under $700. One thing I really like about the XDM is it's slim profile...amazingly slim for a double stack 45. While a full-framed gun, I'm reasonably confident this can be a concealed handgun down the line (seasonally, at least). I like the stainless versions, but just felt all-black was more practical if it has a future as a carry piece.
So that's 3 handguns for me at the moment:
CZ 75b (9mm)
Sig P226 (357sig)
With more on the wish list than my wallet can keep pace with:
Browning Buckmark/dedicated 22lr
Sub/Compact framed EDC
GP100 or other 357mag
BHP/CZ 75b- a fancy stainless/nickel version of one or the other (consider me a fanboy of both)