So I took my beloved 21sf by to the range yesterday to run a few rounds down range because I couldn't remember the last time I had shot it. While buying my targets the guy running the register tells me I wasted my money and should have picked up a 1911 instead. Prior to his statement I had noticed a springfield 1911 on his hip, not a bad gun from what I have read but in my opinion, hardly a notable 1911. Just as you guessed this started a fairly lengthily debate on what a 45 should be. Although I only own one 1911, a kimber tactical II, I also own a 21sf and a USP45. When it comes down to reliability and mag compacity I would pick either over the kimber. I guess what I am getting at is while the 1911s are very attractive, are they still comparable to the polymer 45s available today?