hello everybody, i'm from ny but live in fl now. like many, i have fallen in love with the 1911 design. my dad's a leo and have been raised around firearms. if i buy a 9mm my 1st one has to be a hi-power. needless to say if its a .45 its gotta be a 1911 government or commander sized. well the plan is to educate myself as much as possible between now and sunday as i plan to go to a gun show in orlando this weekend!! plz leave as many opinions and experiences as you like as i love reading all i can to educate myself. the weapon would 1st be for the range but i do plan on going and getting my ccw soon. thanks everyone.