Been reading on this. Its something i dont have enough knowledge with i guess. I first owned an xd 45 compact. I loved it. But i couldnt carry it concealed because no matter how i tried i always printed. Then i got a colt commander 1911 in 45 acp as well. Loved the feel. It felt better to me then any glock or xd or revolver. And it was thin enough i could conceal it . But it didnt feed hollow points too good. Tried all kinds. And i was sure to have a malfuntion every 50-100 rounds. Only with hollow points though. So now that's gone. Right now im thinking on a wilson combat. But that's a steep price. However, once a gun is owned. The price doesnt effect how well it will save your life. That said. I want a gun i can carry and not worry about. Im not talking maintenance. Im talking what it can handle and still function. One thing i like about glock is how much abuse it can take. While i dont plan on dropping guns from helicopters any time soon. It would ne nice if i go to the mud hole or if im in the swamp or i dive out of a boat for something that i can ttust it to work if i have to use it before i get home to clean it. And im not sire how the 1911's colt or wilson either one can do with these things. My colt i got used 13 years after it was made. It may not be the guns fault. So im also considering a new xse colt. Any thing out there showing what any of these can handle? I looked for articles and youtube videos. Not alot out there. I did find one that didnt end well for the sig 1911 as far as testing goes. I have never been a big fan of glock. But when it comes to safety i am willing to put my feelings aside. I also am thinking aboit the XDs.