My personal ccw sidearm is
A Taurus PT145, I have found it to be very reliable, very controllable (the .45acp has more of a "push-shove" recoil vs a "snap") and more accurate than one would expect. The lockup on this gun is very tight which contributes to the accuracy, yes the sight radius is a bit short, but with practice 1.75"-2" groups at 15 yds are easy with slow fire. Head shots at 20yds (IPSC target) with deliberate aiming are very doo-able. Rapid fire at 7yds or so gives douple taps and triple taps in the 3"-5" range.
One reason I went with the PT145 is that I can get all of my fingers on the grip and don't have a pinky without a place to go.
In addition the newer models have a light rail and will accept the new shorty lights intended for such pistols.
Be sure and get a "Millenium Pro" if you go the Taurus route as the older "milleniums" were reported to have some problems.
One thing to be aware of is the mag springs are HEAVY when new and mayl cause some misfeeds at first. Leave them loaded for a week or so and they'll be fine. I have not had a misfeed since about the 100th round thru mine. (450ish rounds thru it now)
The links will show my rig with an IWB and an SOB which I make.
A friend asked me why I carry a .45, .....
I replied "'cuz I can't fit a .50 in my pants.":blink:
The Little Chopped Baby GLOCK 36
Check out the GLOCK 36 in 45acp. It's a really compact special carry firearm.
You'll either love it or...you'll hate it depending on if it fits your hand or not.