The 1911 is still my favorite pistol to shoot....and carry.
You know, I'm finding the same thing. I've enjoyed shooting them since I got into handguns 5 or 6 years ago. But for carry, I've found myself often being swayed by the weight/capacity ratio argument, and I've been carrying other things.The 1911 is still my favorite pistol to shoot....and carry.
I, too, like the slim design of the 1911. Mine are steel, and they are a bit heavy. However, I really don't mind the weight with a good belt.I've discovered that the weight isn't really an issue for me, and the thin profile more than makes up for it. And capacity? Who am I kidding! With the lifestyle I live and the places I go, I'll likely never need as many rounds as I've been carrying. If I run across something that requires more than the 8-9 in the pistol and the 8 in my pocket, then I'm in trouble anyway.
Mine too, but my Wilson Combat cost around $4,000. I bought it used an paid less, but still...it makes me nervous (nervyus) if I ever had to use it in defense. Clean shoot, but in evidence locker for how long? Maybe i should buy a RIA, or something cheaper. Nah, I love my WC with Gabon ebony grips!The 1911 is still my favorite pistol to shoot....and carry.