I'm looking into getting a pistol for both carry and plinking (hopefully only the latter exclusively). I've decided on the xd, as soon as funds allow, but am undecided on caliber. I've fired my brother's glock . 40 and found it rather unweildy. I've read that the xd in .45 is manageable for even beginners, but I don't want to get something I'm not going to be able to handle. I guess what I'm looking for is something cheap enough to plink (I surely need the range time) but have the stopping power for carry (which I hope will never come to). Thanks in advance!