He didn't ask "if money were no object, what gun would you buy", he asked "$ is no object, best .45 ACP for Concealed Carry".
Two very different questions.[/QUOTE]
Good point. Even I am getting carried away with this string and I started it LOL. There are (2) camps here is seems. (Sort of) I suppose on one side I'd get a gold plated engraved signature and very rare 1911. On the other hand what I/we really need, deserve, want is the most reliable, rugged, accurate, easy to carry, easy to shoot, safe, comfortable gun that exists on the open market. So far there haven't been any losers mentioned here that I know of. I do like the custom models however if only because I feel, or trust that the maker has more than just assembled it. They have taken every precaution and opportunity to make it something they are proud to sell.
Thanks again. Your a fun group to be associated with.