Now I carry a 1911 simply because I’ve shot a ton of them from a very early age, and I find it a trusted and familiar platform. If there was a BETTER gun, I’d get that. There are lots of guns that are AS good (and often for cheaper…so when new gunnies ask what guns they should look into, I don’t necessarily point them down the same road I have passed) but since I’ve already bought a few 1911s and am set in deep with .45 ACP, so there I am.
Still this reasonable view of 1911s ends there. I am the dude who flips open the gun mag, or go to the websites to look at YET ANOTHER 1911 variant. I like them, and I like the diversity of the design, and it is indeed a gun I find very important and useful, so variations excite me…and failures like the Para LDA variants, and anything by Kimber make me grumpy.