in no order really; Glock 19, XD9 (I holster my 4.25" barrel and it's fine) etc if you're looking for DAO and don't want to go the sub-compact route. . In fact, I think Springfield just released an XD .45ACP that is in the compact size. (I 'think').
SA, if you're comfortable carrying cocked and locked w/safety engaged, there are a ton of great compact 1911s; ATI makes affordable ones, Taurus too I believe. after that, the Springfields, Kimbers, Sig, etc can move up to another price point depending on model.
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