Although 1911's are anti lefty, (what isn't though, huh?) I have always loved shooting them over the years and have demonstrated a proficiency in their use exceeding that of any polymer framed handgun that I have owned and shot frequently. Thanks to my best friend, mentor and fellow passionate firearms enthusiast, my Dad. . . I didn't have to make the decision of when/if to buy one. I think this is one he "grew" out of, but I dig it.