I'd always liked the 1911 from back when I was a kid, and when I got into IPSC in 1981 I went on a "Colt kick". I bought any rusty clunker ex-GI that I could find. They're so easy to work on! And inexpensive, which is good for a tightwad. Sure, they needed work and for-sure, better sights. So? Too easy. My lightweight Commander carries real easy in my Coronado vest. The only time I ever had a problem with a 1911 was when a reload was primer-only. I double-tapped and the second round bulged the barrel. Easy fix. And I did only slow fire through the rest of that batch of reloads and no further problems. Still and all, the best pistol made is the one with which you can best hit your intended target. Glock for you? Colt for me? Whoop-ti-do. Time for a beer.