i guess i need to shoot .45 more
my main concern was control of rapid follow up shots
and then, of course, cost of practice ammo and JHP
IMO it's really just a matter of getting used to a little heavier recoil and having a weapon heavy enough to help you deal with it. That's why I stick with the 1911, I've found that most of the "plastic" guns tend to be too light for the cartridge and end up being "snappy".
The .45 tends to get a bad rap because of the reputation for heavy recoil, it's really not that bad once you get used to it. Cost is definitely a factor as well, but reloading will mitigate most of that and while I'm just getting into reloading, .45ACP is supposed to be one of the easiest to reload.
Gee, can you tell I'm a fan?