I have recently purchased a Taurus PT 1911. I have shot a "Desert Warrior" by Kimber as well. To me, and my limited experience, they both shot equally, and amazingly well. They are much more pleasant to shoot then my Berettal M9, and I shoot them much more accurately. I find less recoil on the 1911 (45cal) then I do with my beretta M9. The 1911 is an amazing design in handguns, and I know I don't have to tell any of you that. I do have a question to ask the forum, based on my desire to add another 9mm handgun to my lonely M9: In your opiniion, what handgun under $1000 shoots as comfortably and accurately as a 1911 ?
(I do have a chance to get a good price on a XDM-9, 4.5", about $525)