What an amazing forum! I have not joined a forum in a long, long time... but this one and its members keep me coming back. Thank you all for your great information and willingness to interact and help other forum members. I recently fell in love with the 1911 again after getting a Taurus PT in blue, what an awesome gun. It was really no surprise, it was not my first Taurus or 1911. I also have a 709 and a 24/7 G245. Love the 709 for many reasons and really like the 24/7 G2 for all its features, I might love it after its "broken in" (another recent addition), but its going to be hard to love it as much as the 1911. Forgive me in advance for any stupid questions, I've owned and been around guns for a long time, including military service, but I know I still have a lot to learn.