I see my firearms as each filling a particular need. When I recognize a new need, I buy a new firearm. I'm up to 6 need categories: Full-size pistol, Tiny carry pistol, Revolver, SD shotgun, SHTF zombie rifle, SHTF small-game rifle. I haven't bought guns to fill a couple of those needs, but I'm working on it. Right now my Full-size pistol category is being filled by a Glock 19, 9mm. For lots of reasons I've decided that 9mm ain't gonna cut the mustard. And Glock is just not the platform I desire, if I indeed have only one gun for this need. I am someone who believes in listening to those more experienced than I, and weighing their advice against my limited personal experience and add it to my voracious reading on the topic. Based on this I have decided two things: -I need to drop 9mm and move to .45ACP -I need to drop Glock and move to the 1911 platform [not brand-specific yet] Follow me on my odyssey to my first 1911. I'd love to hear any input you have.