OK, there is always one in the crowd that needs to be flamed. So strike up a match and get ready to light me up. Wife says no lighter fluid needed as I am usually gas fired.
First off, I like the 1911 platform. I still have a few, but have had many more in various size frames and caliber. For the greater part they are heavy, even the light weight alloy frames. Sure you can cut back on barrel size as well as grip length. Now you have a smaller 1911 that is still on the side of heavier than other offerings in the market place. Not to mention that the compact 1911 has some history in having some cycling issues at times on many models. Usually this issue will work it's way out with a few hundred rounds thru the pistol however.
Another downside to the 1911 is the round capacity unless you are going double stack which then goes back to the weight issue.
Now there is one big positive factor as to carrying a 1911, they are intimidating when seen strapped to ones waist and presented in a good grade holster. The looks are almost as intimidating as hearing the racking of a shotgun.
Hey, I am just calling it as I see it from a personal stand point. I just feel that there are better choices for conceal carry.
But, then I have also become a big fan of multi caliber capability firearms. This allows the same pistol for familiarity yet allows for large or smaller caliber ammunition choice. Usually combinations will be 45acp/10mm, or 9mm/40sw/357sig. Most of the firearms that offer such abilities will be poly framed. Not that this is a bad thing. These are available with or without manual slide safety. Also offer lighter carry weights and greater round capacity.
Knowing that you will never talk a 1911 owner out of a new 1911........I wish you the best in your new 1911. Great Choice!!!