I'm new here but not new to Ruger. I've been carrying a SR 1911 LW Cmd as my EDC for a little while now and I love it. It's comfortable to carry and shoots great. my previous EDCs were a Colt New Agent or SA XDs .45. Last Monday (2/15/2016) a friend wanted me to ride with him to Cabela's. While there he bought 1 box of ammo(????), I bought their last Ruger American Pistol (RAP) in .45. Got to the range on Thursday and I must say I'm happy with my purchase. I have (and like) a Springfield Armory XDm .45 Compact. The triggers are similar but I think I like the Ruger better. My groups are tighter with the Ruger. I prefer the Cmd for carry and the RAP as a field or truck gun. I'm planning on having a great time here at RugerTalk.