Re: Thinking about a 1911
Ord, Jay's offering some really sound advice; a 'home defense' weapon is seldom used in the waking hours, or with advance notice.
Whatever weapon you choose, it needs to fit you to the point that you can shoot into a 5" circle, or less, without sight or light, at 7yds.
For some shooters, there is a 'special gun', that seems to just naturally 'work' for them; most of us arrive at that point through much practice, with the chosen arm.
Many commercial shooting ranges have a stock of 'rental' guns, so you can try before you buy; if such an operation exists, in your area, take advantage of it!
Welcome to TFF.
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry