I hated them when I was a kid. I did not like the looks at all. Had a Gold Cup years ago that really changed my outlook.
The hi-cap .45 and 9mm guns came along and the need for a 1911 faded into the background.
Then. . .came the Sig 1911, then the Smith and Wesson 1911E, then the Ruger SR1911, then the Dan Wesson PM9, then the Dan Wesson Valor.
This last week, I shot a Springfield 1911-A1 in 9mm. It was a Trophy Match gun and it will give the Dan Wessons a run for the money.
I am going to the LGS today to place an order. Probably get one in 9mm and .45. . .
Being retired has drawbacks. . .too much time on your hands gets you in trouble.
When I see the posts of some 1911 collections, I understand the need for 60 1911 guns. . .I really do. . .
They grow on you.