I just realized this is my 40th year of carrying concealed. It happened just a little while ago as I put on my 1911. It was my 1st new 1911 purchased in 1971. It has been customized, rebuilt twice and refinished a few more times but it works better than the day I got it. I can not say that about me after carring it (plus many others) for 40 years. I should have been born a 1911, I would be in better shape.