Originally Posted by Citadel15L
This is not a troll thread at all. I'm asking a simple question that I want others opinions on. Sorry I'm not a member of a 1911 forum too. The sentence about stubbornness that you singled out was meant to be a little joke at the end of the post. If you don't want to participate in this thread then don't. I'm sorry you took offense to this.
I believe I took your post as you intended.
IMHO, some people definitely do have trouble transitioning away from the 1911. The reasons are many why this is so, but I am one who did ccw a compact Colt 1991a1 (made prior to the officer's model) for a time.
The reasons I moved away from the 1911, is mainly the same as you suspect.......equivalent reliability, higher capacity, and simpler operation (no manual safety).
To my thinking, the perfect ccw will be small, light, thin, as high capacity as possible in as large a caliber as possible, simple DAO, or DA/SA, semi-automatic, magazine fed.
Compromises can be made for any of the above qualifiers.......but I won't compromise on semi-automatic, or trigger operation........no SA only, which means the 1911 is not on the list anymore.
In order to get greater capacity, smaller size, larger caliber.......I'm willing to compromise to some extent to gain advantages in other areas......but still, no compromise on simple operation, or semi-automatic.
Every once in awhile, I'll ccw my 1911a1 milspec Springfield, but not because I feel it's a better choice. When I do, it's simply a matter of respect for such a revered and classical design. It also happens to be the only handgun which I have a SOB holster......not that I can think of a single reson why the SOB would be better than any number of other holster options. (The photo shows hammer down, but normally it would be cocked and locked, round chambered.)