I recently purchased my first .45 - a Springfield XDS. I like this gun a lot but would like a better range gun. I like what I read about Ruger's entry into the 1911 market with the SR1911. So it comes down to trying to decide if I want the venerable 1911 or something with a modern design like an XD45 or .45 ACP. I would like to be able to do some match shooting one day. Any suggestions on which way to go. Around here we don't have any place to rent and try out guns.