I love a 1911, but at 5'6", I don't have the room on my frame for a piece with that frame. Love to shoot one, uncomfortable to carry one. For me, the XD-E is a nice cross-draw piece, and the integrated laser is just really nice.
What do you do with them, are they worth money, like an investment, surely not for protection because you'd need only one, unless you've pissed of the local Yakuza, or just a crazy gun dude we hear so much aboot in Canada ?
I know, some guns are worth a bucket of loot, I watch Pawn Stars and some nice ones come on there .. Don't mind me, I'm Canadian and don't really understand the American love for the Gun... unless it's from a investment POV