So I'm planning out my next handgun purchase, and I was looking for some input from you guys. The next one is meant to be a carry gun (once I can carry here in IL) as well as something with a smaller round (various reasons). Now, what I was considering was a Springfield Armory XDm 3.8 in either .40S&W. I fell in love with the XDm that was lent to me for a couple months, so of the plethora of polymer pistols on the market, this one jumped out at me. But I'm a 1911 guy at heart, so I'd be very happy if there was a reliable 1911 variant in a smaller package shooting 9mm or .40S&W for a comparable price. Is there any such gun created? Or is it simply a pipe dream born of inability to shell out 1k for an EMP or another Kimber? I know RIA makes an affordable 9mm, but it's a full size 1911, not exactly what I'm looking for. Same goes for all the smaller 1911s shooting .45acp etc. Of course this is still in the planning phases, so it's entirely possible that I'll just pick up a Kimber Pro Carry or something. Thanks for any help. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!