I'm one of those guys who used to think that 9mm 1911s were heresy. I broke down and bought one just to see what it would be like. Mine is a Ruger Lightweight Commander-style. It is about 10 oz lighter than a Government model and holds 9+1. I've shot it quite a bit now (probably 300 rounds) and it's been great. Function has been 100%, accuracy has been good, and recoil is very light. Surprisingly, I really like it and I'm glad I bought it. I bought some wood grips from Ruger. They look a lot better, but the rubber grips feel better.