Originally Posted by Scoobydoo51
Oh I have no doubt that the 1911 design is superior to the vast majority of pistols. However I feel that the 1911 should be kept in it's original state. For some reason it feels like destroying a work of art. Do you know what I'm saying?
I know it is way out of your budget right now, but if you like 1911's and you get serious about competition shooting, you can get a 2011 STI. They are double stack 1911's and are very good guns. However they are pretty much just for competition.
From my experience around here the most popular guns in USPSA are Glock's, M&P's and 1911's.