Military 1911's "loose"? Perhaps after many many years of service and many rebuilds that may have ended up being the case. However, if you read the 1911 pistol evaluation study for the 1914 Expeditionary Force to fight WWI. If the "testing" booklet can be believed (it's so incredible I'm not sure I believe it! Maybe it's lies and propaganda to encourage the troops). Only the absolute top tier full custom and some semi-custom 1911's come close in performance today. I've seen the Booklet at gun shows and perused it. I'll try to buy the next one I see. The reliability, accuracy of the pistol and the performance of the men shooting them is simply remarkable.