I showed my college buddy here lately on my Colt .45 and his first words were, " Pareho man yan sa Pilipinas." I thought that was funny. Oh well, he is not much into guns but owns a gen 1 Glock 19 . Its seems to me Filipinos always recognize the venerable 1911 platform as shown in our action movies. Our military too for a long, long time has been using the .45 ACP, as still is. I, myself, as a kid have seen countless Filipino movies and they always shown the 1911s and baby armalite. This greatly influence my preference and now I have two. Lol. BTW, is the FN HiPower 9 mm or .40SW gaining popularity in the Philippines , as well?