A few weeks ago myself and my youngest son went to a gun show here and I handled about all the major makers new models to include the one yu are asking about. I bought a Springfield Armory model XDs which is a sub compact .45acp which is made in Croatia. This handgun is not just a smaller version fot their successful XD line but a totally redisgned model that was doen for Springfield. The XD line is the standard issue handgun for the Croatian military so they are well designed, durable, and dependable. It has replaced my Para Wart Hog .45aqp as my daily CCW sidearm. I would suggest you give them a look at http://www.springfieldarmory.com
as they are the samllest .45acp made today. I was both shocked and surprised as I expected a handfull when it came to recoil but it is about the felt equal to a Walther .32 semi-auto. Again this is simply my opinion and nothing more nor less.