Okay so I finally went to the range.
I tried out a few different .45ACP models:
- Glock 21
- Glock 30
- Springfield XDm 45 (Compact)
- Colt 1911 (not sure exact model?)
- Hi Point .45ACP (Compact)
- H&K .45ACP (not sure of model? Compact size)
I liked the Springfield best, closely followed by the Glock 30.
I wasn't planning on buying anything but they happened to have
a Glock 30 that just came in as a trade. Barely used, no external
marks. Inside looked brand new. Slight wear on the top of the barrel
where the slide meets it.
End result is I got my range visit free, gun rental fee waived, the
Glock 30, two mags, Glock case, cable lock, speed loader, and my
next range visit free. Oh and $480 for the Glock
Later on I may trade it for the Springfield but it was too sweet
to pass up (range fees + rental = $50 alone).