I have had my ccl for about a month now and I have been carrying my grandfathers old CZ-27 in 32 acp that he had passed down to my father. It is a nice gun but it has some problems and in my opinion not all that reliable. With that being said I have made the "difficult" decision to go and get a new carry gun. After doing some research I was starting to lean towards a Kimber Pro Carry II but after doing a little thinking I realized that it was a little too expensive. So yesterday I found some down time before going to work so I decided to go to my lgs and talk to the guys down there and have them give my their opinions. After a nice two and a half hour chat with the guys at the store, I have narrowed my selection down to either a Springfield XD in 45 acp or a Para Ordnance Elite 1911. So I guess what i'm asking for is your opinions on these two guns. This is my first post so please forgive me if I forgot any details. Thanks.