Grew up in a home with plenty of guns. Moved out. Married, Kids. Sending in Paperwork for CHL tomorrow. Usually I'll just borrow stuff from friends or my family when going to the range. Since this will be the first gun I actually own and keep in my home, it'll need to double as a CCW. Looking at .45 acp SA right now and Have shot plenty of 1911s, Glocks, and Rented a Springfield .45 XD compact at the range. I really liked the XD and will probably pick one up. Before I do though. What else should I shoot before making this decision? I don't want a 1911 for my first CCW gun. That leaves other poly guns. I didn't like the way the Glocks felt compared to the XD so those are out for a first gun. My only issue with the XD is also the reason I love it. The wide rounded grip fits perfectly... I also have big hands. It might not be as comfortable in my beltline if I get in a habit of carrying though. Should I try a Smith and Wesson MP? Any other suggestions on things I should shoot before buying something? Sorry, just looking for experiences from other Oters on this. Thanks.