I qualified for my CHL with the Ruger SR1911. It is a fantastic full-size 1911, but a little substantial for everyday carry. I carried it in a Bianchi shoulder rig last weekend and it was a little tiring by the end of the day. That's when I decided to look for a carry .45. I really like the Kimber Stainless Pro Carry but it is a bit expensive and wouldn't pass the WAF (wife approval factor).
After some searching, Rockinaseaofchaos and I went to Central Texas Gunworks. They had a Kahr PM45 in their preowned case. I'm not usually a fan of polymer pistols but Elmer showed my why this one was different. It's really small, holds 5+1 (or 6+1) rounds of .45 ACP and fits nicely in my hand. I picked it up Saturday and will be headed to the range for a little run through on Monday. Thanks to Mike, Scott and Elmer for all their help.
It was great not to have to wait for four days to pick up the pistol; CHL is my friend!!