I'm a huge 1911 fan. My Dad always has 1911s and I knew that's what I wanted. It's a wonderful gun. I went to the range with a friend who had a Glock. I called it plastic Tupperware etc. I don't have a real reason for hating them. I just think they look ugly. Well now I own a Glock. I decided on a Glock 26 for my ccw. I can carry my 1911 and still will occasionally, but it is just a tad heavy. I liked what the members on here had to say about the G26. I can't argue with the practicality. I still don't think it is the most beautiful gun in the world, but it has grown on me tremendously. I'm looking into a Crossbreed holster or something similar. I also read a lot about ammo and decided on Speer gd 124 +p. I'm glad to join the Glock community. If anyone has any advice or words of wisdom to a new owner I'd appreciate it.