I had never shot a 1911 or a .45 until the other day when I got to tryout a Ruger SR1911. Wow!!!! It was amazing!! Best of all I was driving nails with it, shot it much better then my puny Glock 19! Too bad I already have a gp100 on order or I would of got one of these, I'm definitely going to get one next. For the first time it made me wonder why did our military stop using 1911's? Before I ever shot a .45/1911 I never really questioned it, and thought they knew what they were doing and it was for the greater good, but now I know they were wrong for switching to that weak 9mm Italian junk. And before I shot the 1911 I had planned to get a m9a1 after my gp100 but I'm not anymore.