Since I'm still not working steady yet, I can't even actually consider spending the money on this, but, in looking at it the other day, I REALLY liked this, and it seems to be very highly rated:
PPQ 45 - Walther Arms
It felt better (I have big hands - it has a longer grip) and far more of a quality piece than the .45 Glock (which felt cheap to me, especially the slide action). I've heard good things about the H&K as well, but haven't looked at that yet.
I'm set on a .45 caliber (not interested in anything else), as I like the way it shoots, and although I LOVE my buddy's Springfield arms "1911" .45, I want a double-stack for the added capacity (12+1). With the violent sh!te currently going on in this country with certain entitled mobs, I like having the stopping power (save the arguments - see above) and the extra capacity, and the Walther felt a lot like his 1911 but in a double-stack.
I'm not an very experienced handgunner (or shooter in general), and I don't know all the specs/acronyms etc., but I know what feels good to me, I like a quality piece, and I'm actually a pretty good shot with a handgun, a better shot than my friend by a pretty good margin whenever we go shooting....which pisses him off no end since he's so into it all!
Also, I DO plan on open carrying this on a full-time basis, and plan to apply for a concealed carry permit as well.
So, I just wanted some feedback from the more experienced here. When I get steady work, this might very well be be my first handgun.