We all know that a real 1911 is made to shoot a .45acp. And because of the 1911's platform popularity, the latest trend has been the 1911 9mm. The common reason for this trend is due to cost effectiveness, which is the reason why I bought one. Yes, we all agree it’s cheaper to shoot a 9mm, but how about the performance of a smaller caliber (9mm or 38) on a 1911 platform, which I have not read much about. Would like to hear from other owners and their thoughts; especially from those who own both, 1911 9mm or 38 and .45. Thanks for sharing.