There are many good choices out there, and you just need to research quite a bit, and handle the firearms until you find one that best suits your hands and has what you require in a sidearm. One thing I will say is, you can never go wrong with anything that Springfield makes.
I have a SIG P250C in .40 cal. I like it a lot.
Been thinking about buying one of the SIG .45 acp conversion kits for it as well.
This is funny, I was going to start a thread similar to this. This is one old thread! Anyway good info. I just sold a Glock 36 that wouldn't run worth a darn. It shot defensive ammo ok, but that gets expensive at the range. Tomorrow AM I am going to a lgs that has a MP 45c and a Glock 30fs instock and on hold for me. Thoughts?
Oh yeah, I have enough 1911's. My quest is for a good reliable striker fire .45 for CCW. My quest has sucked so far with the Glock 36...... Moving on!