Since you are selling your 1911, a couple of questions for you then. Did you like your 1911? If you did why not stick with the XD line, has the same grip angle as the 1911, the same grip safety as the 1911. I have a XD-45 and love it, just wished that I had gotten the 45c instead. Just a little easier to conceal in the summer that's all. Other than that its up to you. Also I know that somebody mentioned the 45M is coming out soon, the only thing that I would say about that gun is that it might only have one more round than the normal XD to carry, so that will add more weight to it, plus it will be a little bigger than the current XD-45, which is big enough.