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How is the recoil with the .45 in a sub-compact?
Pogo2 beat me to it.
An all-white background plays havoc with metering. You have to get in close and meter just on the pistol itself, or bracket the shot using a slower shutter speed or wider aperture. Better to have some neutral background like your gray to get accurate detail and contrast. Try putting something under the magazine to tilt it forward a bit so that the glare does not go straight back to the camera. That may make the pistol slide off of the magazine so you'd probably have to prop the up separately. The only other thing (and I'm knit-picking here) would be to use a couple of mirrors to put some indirect light on the front of the gun to get rid of those shadows. Probably more trouble than it's worth for your purposes here. All said, it's a better photo than many.
By the way-Nice Pistol!