This thread is in response to a question a fellow member had about why so many people carry the 1911.
-I trust the stopping power of the 45 ACP cartridge with my life
(Gun fights with more than 9 - 11 rounds usually happen in the movies)
-The ergonomics of the 1911 offer great indexing of the weapon
-The slim frame is easy to conceal (even with the 5")
-I prefer the Single Action trigger for accuracy
-The Manual Safety is easily engaged/ disengaged during holster/ draw
-Of course there is a bit of nostalgea behind the historic design
-Easily customized to your preferences
-I could go on for days.......
As for carrying a whopping 5" 1911 over a pocket pistol for concealment's sake. I've taken the time to prep my method of carry to properly/comfortably conceal my 1st choice weapon because if ever I needed to deploy it to save my life I'd like to rely on my 1st choice weapon. Thank you Mr. Browning
(BTW: I'm not opposed to other systems by any means)
Please feel free chime in with your reasons why you chose the 1911 or why you choose a different system.