Okay, I either need cheerleading or counciling, unsure at this stage of a the game. First off, I have always thought of myself as a rifleman first, pistol-shooter second. I shoot NRA Highpower and currently hold a Master-classification in XTC shooting with a Service Rifle. Secondly, I have gun-attention-deficit disorder. Every time I decide I want to go get something, I change my mind. Probably has to do with the fact that I am sometimes impatient AND broke. Getting a new gun is something I think and think and think about, but rarely take the plunge into because it is a big monetary commitment and I refuse to buy total junk. That said, I was fixed to go trade a single-shot hunting rifle for an AR-15 carbine tomorrow. But I realize the M-4geries are in the same price category as a good S&W/Springfield/etc 1911. Which got me to thinking... A few weeks ago I shot a pistol match with my brother's DW 1911. Needless to say, I was more confident on first-round hits with the .45 than with my Glock. I proved this in the afternoon by switching back-and-forth between the DW and my G-17 on a plate rack. It definitely felt like I was hitting the first plate-first round more regularly with the big 1911. The shop I am going to had a Springfield 1911A1 Loaded in stainless, a Colt Combat Elite ($899 IIRC, $100 more than the Springer), a S&W SW1911 and a few other assorted 1911s. The only wrinkle is, I have NEVER met a 1911 that I saw run 100% ALL the time. Brother's DW is a bit picky, but I am willing to blame poorly crimped reloads. However, this is always in the back of my mind. If you have read all of this, please, I need some advice. Enlightenment, encouragement or just plain some good sense talked into me! (I am almost old enough to know better but definitely too young to care still )! Opinions please and thanks to all!