I generally can afford one piece a year. Last year sucked financially, hence the Hi Point purchase. This year, if my stars allign, I've narrowed it down to a 1911, probably a Springfield, or the XD Tactical. I've handled both, I'm comfortable either way. I have the XD Compact, accurate beyond belief. And I like the high capacity. I like the slim factor of the 1911. I will go with the numbers factored with the convincing argument. What say ye?