now i know this topic has been beaten to death for probably a decade or more but i persnally have never been party to a discussion on this topic. pending a trade i may be the new owner of a kimber 1911 type handgun and just for fun thought i would ask; if you are a 1911 guy why? and if you are a polymer guy why? specifically regarding home defense and concealed carry. I'll go first i have more experience with polymer guns and for anyone on a budget it seems polymer is the way to go regarding initial cost and these are the main reasons why i have always used/carried at first a glock 19 and as of late an s&w m&p 9.