What advantage does the 1911 platform have over the XD? Seems they have a similar grip angle and grip safety, though the XD has more modern polymer technology. Seems it takes a lot of money to get one worked just right. The XD would be lighter for carry purposes. What are your thoughts? Are there many polyner framed 1911s that woiuld help lighten it up and modernize an antiquated pistol? Seems all you should need is a C&R license to buy one the design so old.