Still love the 1911. In fact, this one particular handgun is probably my favorite pistol in the world. I brings joy and comfort to me when I just look at it… Warm fuzzies when I hold it… Bliss when I shoot it. As is… no modifications. Just Use and Care and a bit of some Slipstream. It runs very well when I use good magazines and shoot Ball ammo.
As much as I am fond of this gun… I do not consider it to be one of my Fighting Guns. One of the guns that would be used should there be an unwanted/unexpected bump in the night. I was issued a gun exactly like this one… it said Colt on it though. But the feel, the weight, the wear marks… Fond memories of a time when I was lighter, faster, and younger. But I’m wiser, and better looking now. I still respect the 1911 and it’s History. It still has a place in my heart, and it always will. When I was on the ground and someone was aiming a weapon at me… it was a 1911 in my hand that stopped what could have come next.
While the 1911 was an epoch moment in handgunning, my chosen handgun is the second epoch… The Glock. It’s an evolutionary leap, as was the 1911 when it was adopted by the US Army. I very much look forward to the next leap forward.