http://www.springfield-armory.com/prod-pstl-1911-ms.shtml I know a lot of companies make a 1911, so should I consider something other than Springfield? I really like their M1A Scout Squat rifle, too. With the 20-round magazine and the optic sight Anyhow, back to the handgun. I'm getting it for myself for a 21st birthday next month. Just doing my research now. And before I buy anything I'll go shoot a bunch of different sizes. Is the 1911 too much to handle for my first? Opinions welcome.