Those kimbers are freaking sweet! If I had the money, though, I'd have a wilson combat profeesional model. I'm kind of a big guy, though, so if you need something smaller the kimber pro cdp II might be a little more your speed. There's also an XD compact in .45 with a 13rd mag. Good luck, bro!
One of the gun shops said that Kimber makes one of the best .45 ACP but you have to keep them clean all the time. He said that my Sig doesn't need to be clean as often & would be better for me since I don't know alot about guns. Is this true?
Sig P220 SAS - 8+1,
Springfield XD - 10+1 or 13+1 with extended mag.
Springfield Subcompact - 1000$, 6+1 not sure if it is the Loaded or Operator, but it is bi-tone.
Springfield GI Compact -
Kimber Carry - 8+1
I think Winchester gun range rents out Kimber's so you may try there before you buy one. Be prepaired to buy one if you ever shoot one. I made that mistake and now have a Warrior and love it. The trigger on any of the better built 1911's will destroy any of the Glocks, XD's, Taurus or other polymer weapons. I also have an HK USP .40 and even though it is extremely accurate my Kimber has far better feel. STI out of George Town also makes some sick weapons.
If you want to go with an STI widebody hicap gun why not look at Strayer Voight. www.sviguns.com They are built in Grand Prairie. I've owned a few of them and ran great right out of the box. In my experience STI's take a little tweaking to get to be 100% reliable. The best CCW in 45acp is like comparing apples and oranges though. It all depends on personal preferences. What fits your hand? What kind of trigger you prefer? Short and crisp or long and squishy? Different guns point differently in the hand. Go shoot a some different guns and make the decision based upon what you like, not on what someone else does.