The frame thickness of a 1911 lends itself well to carry,as for shorter or smaller some people are not as large.
You are however correct in that smaller is also harder to shoot for most ,be accurate and recover.
Being a small man im using a 32 acp Llama 1911 mini copy not true to form,but visually .
The larger Llamas in 45 are often overlooked as an entry level gun bringing 350-400 used.
And many of the 1911 45 acp parts do interchange.
Last edited by lilmule; 09-27-2012 at 10:51..