I have carried the 1911 for 35 yrs. I have found no design flaws, the weapon has worked perfect for me. As I have been taught god has given us two hands, use them. When the ammo runs out it makes a hell of a club, Be aware of your surrounding and If night time is a problem, I have found a nice part of night sights works wonders, line up the dots and pull the trigger. Dont try and get fancy keep it simple. If its not broke, dont try and fix it.