Hi crew, So after some mental debate and doing research I decided on the 1911 platform. Much of it has to do with the fact that I know if I have a problem with parts, function, upgrades, tricks or tips I can lay them on the old skoolers here and most likely will get an answer or get directed appropriately. I have owned only two other .45 caliber handguns in the past (Glock 30 and Glock 21) and traded or sold them to pick up other weapons over the years. Liked the idea of the .45 but never really enjoyed shooting them. (I don't have a problem with Glock inherently). Picked up a Kimber Custom II full-size for around 750.xx after handling a good portion of what the metro area here has to offer. I think I am in love lol! With the exception of one FTF from the first magazine it has outshot me for over 400 rounds. With my range only 5 minutes away it is nice to just drop by and get some gunning in after work. With so many options, finishes, ambi-safeties, etc. I actually read the stickied post here and it sort of made up my mind. My buddy was on leave from Iraq and staying with me so I got some bro time plus an experienced eye/voice of reason to assist in the transaction. My HK's, glocks, n my Kahr (my carry piece) seem to feel strange in my hand now... and all I want is more .45 ammo and to feel that trigger break- is that so wrong? I am sure it is the first of many but how many of you remember your first?