I grew up on the 1911's. My father had one upon returning from WWII. I trained with one and carried a 1911 in Vietnam. I have had several over the years. S&W 1911 SC, Colt 1991, (2) Kimber Pro CDPs. Modernized and have several Glocks. But I miss the deal of a 1911 in my hands and found a WC Colt at my local gun shop...it followed me home and will sit under the Christmas tree this year.