So I went down to my local gunshop and examined their pistols. I checked out an XD 40, a Glock 23 and a Kahr 40 (not sure of the model).
For starters I liked the Kahr but the grip was too thin. So that one was eliminated. The XD felt nice, came up naturally but I couldn't haggle a good deal out of em on the trade for my 1911. Then came the Glock. The Glock, like the XD, felt very comfortable, balanced and came up naturally. It was a slightly used model, seemed to barely have a box of rounds put through it.
The deal I was offered was this, the Glock with all the factory stuff(Box, paperwork, 2 mags, speedloader, lock) a box of Hornaday TAP FPD 180gr JHPs(to replace the Winchester PDX1 that I had with my 1911) and a Bianchi IWB Holster, plus $200 cash for my gun. I don't know what you guys think but that sounded like a great deal to me, especially coming from a dealer(I think he wanted it for himself).
So needless to say, I took the offer. So now I have replaced my beloved with a piece of tupperware and some cash that I desperately needed. However, I had time to hit the range after leaving the shop. I did just as well with that as I did with my 1911. For the first time with that gun that's not bad. It's comfortable, trigger was smooth(not as good as the Colt though) and it's got more of a flip to it(unlike the Colt which is more of a push) so that's the only real negative. It's a bit lighter, smaller and more comfortable to carry. I trust it to protect me and my loved ones should the situation call for it. And that's what matters most. I still miss my Colt though, and always will until I get a new one in the future.
Let the Glock bashing begin!!