The wife and I decided we wanted a pair of handguns for several reasons ... won't bother with that ... and we got what she likes, but I'm still undecided and shopping. I've narrowed it to a 45ACP. I rented a couple of guns at a range - and I liked the Glock 36 by far of the ones I rented .... except I don't care for the squared off edges it has. I went to a shop and the man showed me a Kimber 1911 compact ...NICE GUN .. and nicer price. I about dropped my teeth at $1200 ... but my net research tells me that's not out of line for it. Springfield has almost the identical gun for the same price. I also found the "Judge" and put it on my list to have for my tractor gun. In the meantime -- I want a compact for ccw ...and this Kimber seems to fit the bill in all respects. I see in the 1911 forum here that the Kimber and Springer are rated highest in the poll but are they a good choice for a new handgun owner? So that's my question here of all you folks. As I said - I liked the way the Glock fired and I was quite comfortable with it --MUCH preferred it to the 357 revolver I fired at the same time. (with 38sp) just didn't care for the sharp edges. Comments pls.