I'm with John. That gun served us perfectly through 2 World Wars, Korea and Nam. It's a little heavy, but like Col Cooper says, a handgun should be comforting more than comfortable. If a guy breaks into your home, the 17 shots you get from a 9mm don't come into play. You might get 1-3. I'd prefer those few shots pack as much punch as possible, and the 45 is less likely to go through 2 walls into the kid's room than a 357, 44mag, 454 casull or 500 S&W. Perfect compromise of stopping power and penetration.John S said:.45 1911, because they don't make a .46.