I recently got laid off (with severance) and found a new job quickly so I got to bank some money. As a present for myself (which the wife agrees with :smile: ) I have decided to purchase my first 1911 style firearm. I currently carry a Glock G30 (.45) and my wife carries a Glock G26 (9mm), and we have a Glock G21 for the house. I purchased these guns because they are simple to operate and require little effort to operate (which is ideal in my opinion for a carry weapon if you have limited training). However, I do have the time now to devote to a little more training and my brother in law (SWAT in Oregon) has discussed in detail 1911s. He also advocates the brand I am looking at, Kimber. I looked over their standard inventory and seemed to gravitate to the Tactical Custom II in .45ACP. It is light and dependable (in case I decide on it for concealed carry in the future), high quality and pretty much bada$$! But, since this is my first 1911 I thought I would ask the experts here to chime in and maybe give me some pointers and direction, as well as comment on my weapon selection. Thanks!