Oh. My. Goodness. I just got back from some practice at the range with my friend Tim. About 300+ rounds. Of course, I shot my M&P 9mm. But I also broke out my STI Trojan 9mm (1911). We shot some Bill drills and I was able to compare the guns. I've been shooting my M&P for about a year. It's become second nature to me. This was the first time in a long time that I shot any of my 1911s. I forgot how silky smooth they are. Shooting a Bill Drill (lots of shots on target as quickly as you can pull the trigger) reminded me how superior the 1911 is to the M&P—for trigger pull (no pre-travel) and for quickly reacquiring your sight picture after each shoot. Wow. I would go with my STI Trojan 9mm tomorrow in our club match if I hadn't experienced some problems this afternoon with the slide not locking back after the magazine went empty. I think I need to increase my recoil spring from 11# to 12#. I'll try that next week and see. But if I get that fixed, I may just transition to ESP and use my Trojan for a while.
I just went back and looked at the scores from the IPDA Postal Match. I shot my M&P in SSP and my Trojan in ESP. I was faster with the Trojan.
And Tim shot his new STI Eagle 9mm (2011) this afternoon. He let me shoot it, too. Very, very nice. I want one!