All my guns were lost in a boating accident.
You are correct Che. The 1911 It is not well suited for anyone with smallish hands for sure. But for those whose hands are large enough to hold it CORRECTLY, and just because you can hold it does not mean that you can hold it correctly, it is a time and combat proven platform. I tend to stick to what I know and although some models of the newer plastic framed pistols have a good reputation for reliability, those I have tried feel like a 2 X 4 in my hands and they don't give me much of a warm / fuzzy feeling. But they are accurate, don't require as much maintenance, and hold a lot of ammo. While those are good enough reasons for some to use them, I'll just stick to to the old 1911 which is what I know and can shoot fairly well. To each his own. I think that now pistol shooters are in a golden age when the choices are so many that it makes it difficult to choose something that will suit your needs. It was not that way when I got started shooting pistols back in 1958. Lotta water gone under the bridge since then when war surplus 1911's were the only game in town.