As many shot dead in their tracks Moro's, Nazis, Imperial Japanese, NK Army, Chinese, NVA, VC, and Muslim terrorist et al would attest!You stole most all of my thunder..... I was going to post that there's many things worse to be stuck with. Kudos.
There's nothing wrong with that.....not one bit. Carry what feels right for you.
A lightweight "commander" size gets weight down with typically same reliability as full size.Weight is my biggest problem with a 1911 regardless of belt or holster.
I carried a all steel Combat Commander for about 25 years and now I have a Sig Fastback Carry, a Commander size all steel .45. For the last ten years I have been carrying Glocks so I am spoiled with the light weight, 100% reliability, and high capacity. I mostly carry subs in the .40 or 357Sig with compact mags with a mag sleeve giving me 14 rounds in a very small, lightweight package that is very shootable. If I carry something bigger it's a 30sf or a 17. Now when I strap on my 1911 it feels like a boat anchor compared to my Glocks. I still shoot the 1911 better and love the models but the Glocks have spoiled me for sure.A lightweight "commander" size gets weight down with typically same reliability as full size.
My wife has a 1911 Ruger 9mm lightweight CMD that weighs about the same as a Glock 19
She prefers Ruger over Glock 19 for feel and recoil, said Glock had more recoil, same ammo.
My 13 & 14 year old boys both preferred the 9mm 1911 over Glock 19 too.
So ... I got a 1911 Ruger lightweight CMD 45 giving wife the option of larger caliber.
Loaded up 4 mags with 230 FMJ and let her try it, she shot all 4 and loaded them again.
She shot the 45 version slower than 9mm, but likes having it as an alternative.