HeyWell my first is an old 1911 my father left me. After he passed away I bought some ammo, took some classes and got use to using it. It works but it's hard for me to depend on such an old gun and to have only one. So I've bought my first hand gun via buds and shipped to my dealer. I signed all the docs today and now wait 10 days before the government will let me have it. I bought a compact CZ
A friend lead me to this one. Hope it works out well for someone who has never fired anything but a vintage 1911. Wish I could have tried it first but I'm told if it isn't to my liking they resell easily here in CA. Ordered some FMJ 115 gr ammo for practice and will need to find the right defensive ammo soon. Will search YouTube it seems like a lot of videos there. Any advise on defensive ammo?
Not a bad choice if you like a gun that if all metal, its a bit heavy and reminds me of the M9 but that isn't bad just what it is.
I'm more a fan of striker fired guns and not hammer fired but as you have a 1911 you won't notice the difference.
It really is about what you practice with, you can make either of your 2 guns very good with some practice.
For ammo look for Remington Ultimate Defense or Barnes TAC-XTP ammo, they each have a $5 rebate for each box and if you find them on sale can get them around $13 for 20 rounds (after rebate)
Ya it helps working in a gun store to know the deals.