I was at the local store gassing for some new iron for carry and I came across the Springfield arms. Since I'm a 1911 kind of guy, I zeroed(no pun intended)in on a nice little Enhanced Micro Pistol(EMP) and they had it priced for $699. To my dismay, it's only available in .40 or 9mm. I then spied the XD Compact in .45 ACP. It was a beauty, but still a bit big for concealed carry. Since I have TONS of .45 ammo, I was going to stick to a .45, but then there it was. The Springfield XD Subcompact. Even though the grip is a bit wider because of the double stacked magazine, it was considerably shorter and with only a 3" bbl, this is exactly what I was looking for. So now, have no problem with buying some .40 ammo but now I'm considering price. That gun is over 6 bills here and I know that's overpriced because he always is. If you know, what are they going for in your area? What are your experiences with this gun? Since the grip is considerably shorter than my Gov't 1911, are there control problems? Does it carry well?