Just saying the word creates all sorts of connotations in different people. Some people love them, swear by them, create shrines and worship them. Others have developed a gag-like reflex of pure disgust when they hear the word. I used to do the latter.
Oh, how I hated the trigger! Oh, how I hate the sights… and the grip angle! Don’t even get me started on the grip angle. I love 1911’s, and I always will, but then something happened. I decided to try out all sorts of guns for my first concealed carry. So, I developed some criteria to meet my personal needs. The god-like 1911’s failed the very first one!