Welcome from Oklahoma and congrats on your purchases. My wife and I both own 1911's and a 24/7 9mm. My wife is probably going to carry the 24/7 when she gets her concealed carry permit. The 1911 is a tried and true design that is almost 100 years old and still going strong. You have some folks that are die hard 1911 fans and those that are not. I don't think you made a wrong decision at all. The felt recoil from a 9mm is lighter than a .45. Enjoy your guns and the next time your at the gun range rent a 1911 .45 and try it out.