I don't want to derail this thread into a 1911 v. Glock thread.
I am no stranger to 1911s.
Bought my first 1911 in 1991 (Delta Elite) and have owned more than 20 of them including Colt, Baer, Springfield, Wilson, Nighthawk, Yost-Bonitz, STI, SVI, Bedell Custom, and also a Heinie full custom. They have a warm place in my little black heart.
Carried 1911s CCW for many years. Used 1911s in USMC 1993-1994 until we switched to the M9.
Carried a O'Hara custom built 1911 for my duty gun, and later on a Nighthawk Vickers. I put over 20,000 rounds through the OHC, and 14,000 rounds through the NHC.
Been through the Colt 1911 armorer course taught by Ken Elmore.
Shot IPSC regularly for several years and the intermittently. Made A class in Open and Limited before I stopped. Lots of 1911s used, lots of them didn't have extreme round counts, saw lots of broken guns.
Maintained about 10 1911s (Colt, Kimber, Para, Springfield) by users at my agency, in addition to my personal guns. So many problems, where to begin? Magazines that wouldn't feed JHP, extractors that wouldn't hold tension resulting in FTE's, broken thumb safeties, broken barrel bushings, corrosion, peened firing pins, broken extractors. It was real fun getting those guns to run and keep them running.
Have seen more 1911s from all kinds of makers choke more times than I can count.
You got one that works, great. Rock on.
I choose to not carry them any longer. I would maybe reconsider that if forced to use 10 rounds and under. But only in a 5" size since the shorter guns have reduced time for the cycle of operation to occur and are even harder to shoot.
Recently I did a little comparison between a G17, G19, Colt Gunsite Pistol, and Colt Lightweight Commander, shooting "The Test". The Glocks were substantially easier to shoot better than the 1911s, especially the LWC. I routinely score 95+ shooting that drill cold with the Glocks, but didn't do nearly so well with the 1911s.
For a CCW gun, I used to feel well armed with a 1911.
Then one day I ran into a guy (who had threatened to kill me) and his friend while off duty while at the grocery store with my SO at the time, and had to break leather. Didn't have to engage them because they fled. But it got me thinking about the importance of capacity . . .
I feel much better armed with a G17 (duty) and G19 (off duty).
If you have to carry a 8 round gun, a G43 has the same capacity as a 1911, and from what I've personally seen, more reliability. I've seen nary a problem from the dozen or so G43s that our guys have in use and they are easy to carry and shoot well.