I don't understand why people are so afraid of a single action semi auto. Is it because the hammer's back? I can't tell you how many people have looked at my Kimber and with wide eyes said, "you got the hammer back?!?!?" Why is that so scary? Glocks, XDs, M&Ps, bolt action rifles, semi auto rifles...all "have the hammer back" (let's not get into a trigger debate)when you close the action. Now, if you're out there walking around with the hammer back on your revolver, I'm going to question your methods but a 1911 isn't anything close to that. I was reading on another forum where a local PD wouldn't allow officers to carry 1911s because you have to have extensive training to safely operate a 1911 in condition 1.... How does that even make sense? So is this a mental thing? A lack of understanding? simple confusion? rant over.