Finally settled on a compact 1911. Colt's New Agent. It's a 3" barrel 1911 model with gutter sights. I liked the weight, balance and size of the gun plus the gutter sights. I liked the concept of gutter sights and not having raised sights to get snagged. I put several rounds through it already and enjoyed it. Very controllable recoil, nicely balanced and worked flawlessly. I'm going to do some night shooting Sunday to see how well I can manage without a night sight though. I'll post some group pictures then.