I have a different reason. My goofy BIL turned down the money I offered him even though it was $200 more than the pistol was worth and even though he sold it for $200 less than it was worth a month after I tried to buy it from him. I was trying to help the guy out by giving him extra cash for his 1911 and he spit in my face for my trouble. I just never got around to buying one after that but I had the money in my hand trying to hand it to my goof BIL one day. I took that money and bought a Sig P220 about an hour later and I discovered that there were other great .45's in the world. I couldn't ask for a better pistol than that Sig. Yes I've shot 1911's and some of them shoot very, very well. But so does my Sig and it's rock solid as far as taking abuse too. I guess the real reason I didn't buy a 1911 after that day was that Sig spoiled me. I know I could buy a 1911 and probably make it shoot better than my Sig but that requires tighter tolerances which means less reliability in the old way of looking at things anyway. I don't have a thing against those 1911's though. I'd still like to have one. But I generally buy guns to serve a purpose besides target shooting and I find the Sig I have to be just about unbeatable in the combat gun category. I have bought very few firearms just because they shoot really well actually. I don't think I can think of a single one now that I think about it. I started to once or twice but it always fell through. Yes I know 1911's are great combat pistols too but better than my Sig? I don't know about that and besides, I already own a Sig. Again I buy guns to do specific jobs and I usually don't buy morethan one for a particular job. I did buy a more modern .45 as a CCW gun but it was smaller than the Sig and held more rounds. Things like that appeal to me more than buying a gun because it may shoot slightly better than one I already own.