I went to the range yesterday for the first time since I came back from sea, and all was well, I suppose; I'm certainly not any BETTER than I was in October when I left, but I'm not MUCH worse, so that gives me hope for some progress on my skills this summer... Anyway, my friend bought one of the new G19s, and wanted to take it out for a run, so I invited him to come with me. (I wanted to check out the Gen4's anyway, and this was a cheap opportunity ) As a die-hard 1911 fan, I'm ashamed to say that I really liked shooting it. The grip angle felt weird, and I wasn't a huge fan of the fat grip, but with the smallest (stock-est?) backstrap on (or...not on, I suppose), it wasn't too awful. I'll say that I hit what I aimed at, and at 25 feet I was shooting about 2.5" groups offhand. Definitely accurate enough for social work, anyway. In any case, my budget isn't allowing for shooting as much .45ACP as I'd like, so the wife and I are considering switching to 9mm for the ability just to shoot more. Plus these little plasti-guns hold lots more ammo than a single stack. Makes me so sad that I'm thinking about NOT carrying my 1911s. I love them so much, but...I guess maybe I want to get my "hi-cap" "wonder-9" before the liberals make them illegal. I don't know. Can one of you longtime SSEC-ers talk some sense into me?