My son recently acquired his carry permit and has begun experimenting with a few different handguns before picking a first one for training, extended practice, and carry. He tried a Gen5 Glock 26, a Browning Hi Power, and a 1911 (a Les Baer Concept VI) today, all for the first time. He shot the Glock quite a bit better than the BHP before trying the 1911...and shot it dramatically better than the G26. We will probably rent a few more selections for him to try, but I was quite pleased that the 1911 made such a strong showing for a relative beginner. The same thing happened with one of his sisters on an earlier range outing - she picked up a 1911 for the first time, and it was like they were old buddies. Good times!