My first 1911. Just picked it up today and had the chance to shoot about 50 rounds through it. My comfort zone on pistols and what I am very familiar with is a Glock and a Ruger Mark III. The 1911 has easier to load magazines without using a speedloading device, the .45 round is much smoother to load than a .22 and the glock magazines are very tight, I also think the single stack of the 1911 is an advantage. Holding the gun, the grips are narrower than the glock and similar to the ruger in feel, I like the slimness of this gun. The sights on mine are 2 rear dots and 1 up front, very similar to the glock except that the 1911 has rounded edges which is disadvantage to me. I prefer the crisp edges of the stock glock sights, it makes lining up the dots easier. The action of the gun is very smooth, I had 0 problems with the 50 rounds I fired, I read that standard magazines can be problematic and I plan on buying some better mags over time but at least initially the stock mags work great, something that is the exact opposite to the .22's I am used to where you need to wear in the mags before they become reliable. My Taurus has a double sided safety switch which is nice but since I'm right handed not all that useful to me. The slide release mechanism is a bit out of the range of my thumb unless I twist the gun in my hand taking it off target. I have heard they make larger ones and this is something I may consider getting, although I am used to just pulling on the slide to release it so it also may be a non issue. The trigger on the 1911 is fantastic, every time the gun fired it was after a smooth trigger pull and it was a consistent pull each time, this is the exact opposite of what I'm used to with the Glock where its lighthly pulled until it reaches a point then you have to squeeze hard to make it fire. Kick on the 1911 was less than expected, I suspect the weight of this gun is the reason, although the weight is not too heavy it feels very balanced and I did not experience fatigue in my arm from holding the gun up for a reasonable amount of time. This paragraph has run on long enough. Overall I am very happy with this purchase. The gun is everything I was expecting it to be, accurate, reliable, fun to shoot. I'm not ready to not fire my Glock again but with the variety of 1911's available I can see a reason to purchase a second one, something I can't say about the Glock. My first target shot with the 1911 The single shot just up and left of bullseye was the first bullet fired. I was not overly concerned with shot placement on this shot, whenever I first shoot a new gun my first concern is safety and so my focus was not on aiming, even though it was the most accurate of the group. The remaining 7 were me aiming dead center of the target just to figure out where the gun was shooting. This is at 20 yards. The targets are standard 100 yard rifle targets, I think there 1" circles but I'm not sure. Second magazine with the 1911 This group I attempted to compensate based on what I shot in the first group, so I aimed at the top left of the black. I guess I was over thinking it or something as this shot group is clearly not as good. Same distance, 20 yards.