I've been hankering for a sub-compact single-stack 45ACP.
Here's my twisted logic: I can't find what I consider to be a 'pocket' 9mm. So if I'm gonna have wear it on my belt, and have a reduced round-count due to single-stack (keepin' it thin), I'd rather have it be stacked with 45ACP over 9mm.
Okay, so now that I've justified getting another gun , I'm off to do my research. Ironically, in spite of my amorous tendancies toward Glock, I took a 'pass' on the G36. I really can't tell much difference between it and the G30 that I already own. Given my obilivion towards the width difference, I prefer 10+1 over 6+1, so the G30 keeps its place in my life.
This gun is also going to be a 'beater'. My lifestyle is rough on my CC's and I can't bear to tear up some beautiful show-piece that I paid over 1K for. There's a bunch of striker-fired choices out there, but the 1911 platform naturally lends itself to the thin profile that I was looking for. Heck, I almost just went with my full-size Springer, but the barrel length was causing a level of discomfort when I'm on the motocycle.
So now I'm down to RIA's, Citidel's, American Classic's and low-and-behold, what is this shiny ATI thing that just showed up in my local store's gun case? I almost didn't pick it up since it was just released this year (homie is not an early-adopter). But I did, and it was all over after that. The slide action is like butter. The trigger breaks like glass, and the fit and finish is slightly better than that of my Springer which cost twice as much. So, $470 later, I'm out the door. It only comes with one mag, so I have a stack of Wilsons on web order. Capacity is decent for a gun this size of 7+1 (many on the web are advertised as 5+1).
So, next week I'll get to the range and see if it chokes on my assortment of 45ACP. If it survives the torture test, I'll be breaking my 'no safety' rule and putting this into the carry rotation. Otherwise, I'll have a project gun . We'll see how it goes...