I bought one several years ago because the price was great. It's 100% reliable. However, it's a handful. I like 357Sig for small grip framed guns, but I think there are better options for 1911 because it has a large grip frame. I much prefer 9x23Win for the 1911. It will give you the same power, a better recoil impulse and more capacity because the cartridges are not as fat.