I received such great advice from everyone about which revolver to purchase for rogue Maine moose encounters (smile) I thought I would call on your experiences one more time. I did indeed talk that Blackhawk away from my buddy and its mine now (big smile) So I got into pistols/handguns after retiring from the CG and after the soon to follow glorious event of my children getting out of the house which meant I finally had some money for me!!! (then I learned they come back lol) Anyway, I have shot a couple of 1911's (Sig & Kimber) at the local range and they are just a dream to shoot. I really want (not need) one! I own a Glock 19, HK P30, SR9c (no kidding my favorite shooter), PPS, Nano, and a Bersa UC9. I like them all but I just shoot the 1911's better. So price wise I'm either going with Kimber's entry level, SR 1911, or RIA. I want the SR 1911 but I'd like to hear your thoughts and experiences with any of these. I also had thoughts about getting the SR 1911 in 9mm because all but the Blackhawk are chambered in 9mm. Any thoughts on the 9mm version very welcome.