I'm looking to purchase my first gun and I must say that I'm a bit disappointed in glock. I've been reading so many good things about them and just from holding them I didn't feel anything special. I understand that glock is a simple gun and it's reliable as heck, but nothing from glock really went well in my hand. I suppose with some kind of a grip tape or something a glock would appeal to me more. I held a lot of guns and the ones that I felt the most comfortable with in hand was: Glock 17, 19 *S&W M&P .45 *Springfield XD .45 Granted I didn't feel the connection with Glock right off the bat, but I'm wanting to give Glock another look over before I make my final choice... don't want to completely rule it out yet. Both the Springfield XD and M&P felt really nice in hand and I could see myself getting either of those two. I'm looking for a nice CCW, but still something I could use at the range (ammunition doesn't matter to me). I'm only going to have enough money for one gun for the next few years. Also, with the Springfield XD there was the 4" barrel and the 5" tactical, which should I opt for? I really didn't mind either of them and I don't think any additional weight will be a problem.. will the one inch really make a difference? Is there any reason I would want that one inch? Thoughts and Ideas?