I love my 1911's and think they are one of the most perfect platforms that has ever existed. I often carry my Colt Officer's Model and love it, but I have decided that I will no longer carry a 1911 as my EDC. The reason? It might seem a bit rash and lazy, but I feel I just do not practice enough with them and I do not see myself changing that any time soon. I used to be so much better with them but my reflexes have rusted a bit since I have started shooting more DA autos. I came to this conclusion the other night when doing some quick draw and fire exercises with my Officer's model and found myself failing to properly disengage the manual safety. I was failing to do so about 20% of the time. I just do not think that is acceptable. It is in no way the gun's fault. It is all my fault. I just have not been practicing. I am going to stick to guns that are just pull and shoot platforms. No manual safeties for me in the near future.