I have had the above question asked of me several times. Your pistol is a very old design, it does not hold very many rounds, its heavy, its expensive, too hard to maintain and nobody else carries one. etc etc Being an old design does not make it bad or outdated, but in the age when everyone has to get a new cell phone every time a new one comes out, well you get the idea. I only need so many rounds, plus I hit what I aim at. Yep it is heavy, I wear suspenders now under my shirt now and my back never even feels the weight, plus its comforting to have the weight there. It is not cheap, neither is a good car or heck they way its going your cell phone is going to cost as much as my GI or Wilson. Plus can your cell phone repel attackers? Sorry I forgot you do have a flashlight on your cell phone. Maintenance is an issue, you have to do it. Unlike plastic guns that don't need it. Wait I think I remember seeing a few plastic guns bite the dust as well, maintenance is still needed. (just not as much) There are a few that carry 1911s. Those that do understand, those that don't will never understand. So why do you carry a 1911? If you don't, what do you carry and why?