Hi there guys, after much thought i have decided to obtain a 1911 but due to not knowing this type of gun very well i have some questions that would help me make a much informed purchase. I have a H&K 2000 ,its primary purpose is for defence.I have throughout the years enjoyed this brand due to its reliability . Reliability is very important to myself ,another reason i enjoyed this pistol is that it sat very well in my hand( Unfortunately alot of guns just feel "bulky" to me =/ ). Recently whilst looking inside my local gun shop i picked up and handled a 1911......i have never felt such a sense of perfection when i was handling it. That was an easy decision to make about the next type of handgun to get. So the question i have is having loved my H&K for its reliabilty, which 1911 type has the reliability that one could put there trust in to guard their life? As i mentioned before this will be my carry gun,price i expect to pay up to say $950.(I am currently looking into Colt gov't) Second question , i reload my own ammo(primarily 9mm) so i was wondering can one use small pistol primers for .45? (i understand that the .45 requires large pistol primers but am hoping one could get away with using small primers as i have some in abundance) I thank you for your time reading my questions and appreciate any help given.