Sid you've heard it from everyone else and I'll say it again, RIA is your best bet. Personally I want a compact model for my primary carry. I recently shot a friends and I fell in love even before I jacked a round in the chamber. Great shooter and fits perfectly in my opinion. Since I have a deep seeded love of the 1911 and the .45acp round all together; its a match made in shooting heaven. Personally trying to find one now, if you find a good lead on anything locally in MS please let me know.