Has the experience with the 9mm really been so stellar? The combat stories that made the 1911 grow to prominence don't seem to be repeating since the adoption of this round. Also, I know we like to keep in sync with NATO, but aren't we overlooking the fact that the 45 ACP has proven itself to be a superior combat cartridge, and the 1911 a superior delivery device for that round? According to Jeff Cooper, Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair.