im soon going home to WA. while im there i will pick up a pistol. since i live in cali but claim wa as residence (military). i want to get a .45 before handguns are illegal. im looking at XD (i have a 4" XD9) also taurus, S&W M&P. all those polymers are on the list. to get a 1911 is more $$. i like the STI Spartan but have to order it. i cant find the cheap like 600$ site i found early'r. i am willing to spend around 700$ or less. so the STI SPARTAN is in there if i can find the link. but .45 is must.