I am interested in getting a .45 that I want to use for a bigger carry gun (when my license comes through) and for some basic shooting competitions. I have narrowed my options down to the Springfield XD 45, Springfield 1911's, and the Taurus 1911 Stainless Steel (when it is released). All of theses I am looking at have the 5 inch barrell. I am really intrigued by having a classic 1911 style pistol, but would I miss some of the new technologies that the XD has? What are your thoughts?