I am hopelessly enamored with .45-caliber, single-action revolvers, especially those that accommodate the .45 ACP cartridge for everyday use, plinking and informal target shooting. My hands appreciate the reduced recoil of the .45 ACP as opposed to the heavier loads I use in the .45 Colt cartridge for hunting as well.
The 9mm vs 45 ACP argument has been going on for more than a century. Many believed the two World Wars answered this question after Americans used their .45s to beat the Germans and their 9mms— twice. But in 1967, the Illinois State Police adopted the Smith & Wesson Model 39 pistol in 9mm, and in 1985 the U.S. Military transitioned from their war-winner to the Beretta M9.
In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a TriStar American Classic II 1911 pistol in a Mission First Tactical OWB Holster along with a Buck Knives 590 Paradigm pocketknife.