You've mistaken "1911" for the .45 government model. There are plenty of 1911 type of high capacity guns (killed a coyote with a Para Ord) and there are even 1911 grip angle poly guns (see any of dozens). There are even different calibers and alloys and sizes from my Colt 80 Series .380 to my most commonly carried Colt New Agent in 9mm. I don't limit myself to capacity or to materials, only to what fits me. That happens to be the 1911 and the various guns with 1911 ergos. As to what people on the internet that might fault what I carry...if I see them in a course I'll be happy to chat with them about it. Until then, its just the internet and unless you're taking realistic training and realistic practice you don't have an informed opinion to be advising anyone.