Do you trust commander (approx 4") and officer (approx 3") sized 1911's? I know many people do not trust the 1911 platform under the full sized 5" models. I personally trust commander sized guns and officer sized guns completely. That is ones I have tested and found to work. I find it silly when people do not trust commander sized 1911's. They have a very solid history of performance. I can be a bit more understanding when people do not trust officer sized 1911's since it does take a bit more work to make them cycle reliably...but with modern design and manufacturing processes it is not a difficult task. I have owned several commander sized 1911's (Colts, Kimbers, Springers, Dan Wessons, and Nighthawks) and not one of them have given me any trouble (except for one out of the box lemon I was unfortunate enough to find) and I have owned multiple officer sized ones (Colt Officers, SA Loaded UC, and Para Slim Hawg) that have also never failed me. I also owned a Springer EMP but never actually shot it. Except for the EMP I would trust my life to any of them.