Currently own a XD .45 compact. I'm debating on whether I want to wait for the XDs to be available, or go with a Compact 1911. The 1911 doesn't seem significantly smaller than the standard XD. But as I'm not carrying yet, I don't know if the little difference there is will feel huge. Of course I am semi open to other ideas. With a few exceptions, don't want a Glock (don't like the feel of it) , I want to stick with a .45.