The 1911 is no longer a frontline pistol. It can be made reliable, but at greater cost, time and effort, because of its older design. It has a low mag capacity. It is heavy.
Nonetheless, the pistol still thrives in the hands of specialists willing to dedicate the time and expense necessary to maintain it properly. The slim grip fits many hands well, and the gun points naturally for many. The heavy frame soaks up the recoil of the powerful .45 rounds. Some find the 1911’s recoil more pleasing than the snappy recoil of 9mms in light polymer pistols. That’s why I’ve got a 1911 in my bedside drawer.
so do I. I take it with me always