I just need to mention this went to the range today. And the only gun I brought was my carry gun which was a 1911.
Two guys at the range said do you carry that for SD and I said yep.
They went on to tell me you shouldn't carry a 1911 they are not reliable and you can't count on them to work when you need them. I said well this one has been pretty good.
We all shot for awhile I put my normal 175 rds down range and loaded her up to head home. I had 0 problems and they were over there fuss in with a khar and XD both in 40 cal. I thought good luck the next time you need your weapon. I mentioned on the way out you should think about a 1911.
They just said ha ha.
So how many of you trust a 1911 for SD carry?