I really don't know why I'm thinking about buying a 1911 in this size. We have CC coming to IL and maybe I'm just getting caught up. I already have a XDS .45 and a S&W 642. What are the big issues with the 3" 1911s? Are these really viable carry guns or just carry the 5" Colt I already own if I want to carry a 1911? I've been looking at everything from STI-$1250, Kimber-$920, American Classic-$650 and a RIA-$540. Also looked at a Ruger 4" for under $700. Something in the STI range would require trading or selling another pistol.