I carry a Springfield Ultra Carry and also have a Range Officer. I've tried Glocks, Sigs, XDs and others. I seem to always come back to 1911s. They just seem to work. If somehow you run out of bullets, if your 1911 has a steel frame, you still have a decent club left to fight with. If you hit a fellow with a plastic gun, he will probably hurt you very badly after he finishes laughing.