Gun-pron! You just want gun-pron! hehehe
If I can find the time.
I tell ya though, since you're looking, if we coulda figured out how to ship it without it costing a fortune, beefybeefo's XD9SC was a sweeeeeet little carry 3" I was considering.. That'd be an even nicer carry piece for size alone. Looks like he's sold it finally to buy ammo for his glock. hehehe
But as far as a .45 with nice recoil and controllability, the XD45C is a nice jack of all trades.. It's carry capable, shoot-able, great capacity, and XD build... Once it breaks me in so I can group 'em where they're supposed to go. I did get a bit spoiled with how sweet my P226 shoots with it's slick trigger.