I'm curious as to why many of you have chosen to buy a 1911 style pistol For HD or CCW. It seems to me that there are quite a few choices that would be better for the purpose. For example the SA XD45, 13+1 capacity, compared to the standard 7+1 or 8+1 for the 1911. If you like the grip on your 1911 you'll probably like the grip on the XD as well IMO. The 1911 is a field tested reliable platform if made by any company except Taurus. Here again the XD is a proven reliable gun made by a reputable company. Then there is the price, I bought my XD45 for $475 OTD 2 mags and all the other gear. One of the lowest priced 1911 pistols is the Taurus pt1911 for $600 to $650. Why pay more and get less? Need I mention that you could also choose a Glock or a S&W and still do better than a 1911.