I was pondering weaponry on my way home from the range today. I just shot my M&P9c for the first time. And I got to thinking about the 1911 I just ditched in favor of the smaller, lighter, more reliable M&P. In every sport technology has made things better. Especially so with things like golf, inline skating, and archery. And as much as I am a fan of the 1911, I am of the opinion that modern guns are superior in many ways. Oh, I know you may want to shoot me for saying that, but please understand I LOVE the 1911's, the Hi-Powers and so on. But it would seem to me that newer firearms are better. Heck, the M1 garand was a GREAT rifle, but a modern AR-15 is probably a better choice for today's battlefield.
I dunno, you can flame me if you want. I am not saying the 1911 or other "old" guns are bad. I am not saying you shouldn't carry them. But I am saying modern technology sure has given us some amazing pistols to choose from. Reliable, light, strong, versatile, accurate, and cost effective that is what 21st century technology has given us. And I for one am happy to have made the switch. Oh sure, I'll get another 1911 someday, but chances of me carrying it are slim to none at this point.