Hi Mas, I just purchased a 45acp Springfield Micro Compact Loaded model as my self defense weapon. I am not new to the 1911 platform or firearms in general. However I have heard many people state a 3 inch 1911 is not very reliable. I knew this when I bought it, but I got such a good deal on it I couldn't turn it down. I have only put 150 rounds of 230 gr FMJ through it and so far it hasn't malfunctioned one time. I would like your opinion on this pistol or three inch 1911's in general. Also do you think I should use a lighter grain round for this little gun? Thanks for all the expert information you provide us with. I read every publication I can get my hands on that you have some input in.