A Les Baer Stinger has been on my mind for some time now. Faawrenchbndr asked me a few good questions and made me pause before I spent my money. That worked out well because I stumbled upon a Springfield Pro without any wait. About the same time I happened to be the first one to respond to an ad for an older all steel Springfield Compact. It's a CCO. I'm torn that it is too 'original' to mess with. At least for now. It kinda stinks that it had it's pretty little box with it. My initial ache was for a Les Baer Stinger 45acp in stainless. That ache has not been satisfied. But the more that I read, I'm wondering if the Stinger in 38 Super might be the way to go for a 1911 that I intend to carry. I'm 5'2" tall. Please don't tell me to stick with a full size 1911 for carry. I don't want to wear bigger clothes and I don't want to feel like I'm in a three legged race. What do you think?