Welcome to the 1911 Headbanger Family. Brings a tear to my eye. Kinda makes you want to stand up and put your hand over your heart. Shoot the hell out of it, train like you mean it, and carry it. I promise you this. You may find other guns, and put the 1911 down for a while so you can carry your Double Action Super Duper Doo-Dad Wonder Special, but sooner or later, you WILL come back to John Brownings beloved pistol. Have fun with it. I have a GI like that one. Put a couple of hundred rounds of FMJ through it before you carry it. Even though I like Corbon and Gold Dot ammo, my GI likes Hornady TAP 200 grainers. Very reliable with them and shoots them like a Match Pistol. Or if you like FMJ for defense (I have no problem with that) see if you can find some Hornady 230 grain FMJ Flat Point. I "KNOW" for a fact that this load works well on humanoid targets. It was also Jeff Coopers favorite "Service Load".