Glad you kept the Beretta. I have a M-9 (1 of 1500) Operation Enduring Freedom Marine Corp Edition Beretta. It is the smoothest action I have ever handled. Many will argue on my next statement. It is the most attractive pistols made. I have a 1911, I love it too. I don't buy firearms on looks. I have a Glock. It's not pretty. Functional yes. Attractive? NO. When I show the Beretta to friends, they generally will always comment that it just looks good.