I am 78 but just starting shooting. I had "plastic guns" but don't like them. I have 4 1911 and love them except I have a hard time putting the slide stop in the "hole" without scratching the gun Is there a 1911 by any manufacturer that reputably has a very user friend stop slide that can be inserted easily. I really know that operator error is the cause but be that as it may. i am good with the 1911 at 20-40 feet, both 45 Cal. ACP and 9mm (2 Kimbers and 2 Springfields, 5 inch barrels. Thank YouThe staff would also be interested in how you found this forum. Please reply below if you wish .