I am about to buy my first handgun and wnated to get some feedback from everyone here. I have been to the range and rented the HK, Sig and XD .45's. I noticed a slight difference between them. The only real difference to me was cost and the XD was quite a bit less expensive. I have the following questions: 1. Am I missing something in not going with the HK or Sig as opposed to the XD? 2. I did not try a 1911. Is there a benefit to a 1911 over the others? Thanks in advance for the input.