I for the last 24 years have carried a long since out of production Colt Officers ACP, it's a 6 + 1 .45 ACP, as can be seen it has some rusting and some of the Parkerizing is worn off from being drawn a countless number of times during practice. As with all 1911's, I carry it with a round in the chamber, safety on and the hammer cocked back. I prefer the .45ACP because it has decent stopping power low recoil and no where near as loud as a 9mm in a short barreled application (3.5") and when combined with 185 grain Winchester Silvertips, which have a quick burning propellant which combined with the lighter tips can still produce a decent muzzle velocity. And having an aluminum jacket they provide for better expansion. When I first began training it was able to clear my shirt, draw, acquire a out of focus front sight on COM and fire in about 1.5 seconds, over the years I have shaved that number down to .94 seconds. My leather is a custom made IWB made by Matt Del Fatti, back when I ordered it the price was around $180 and he only had a waiting list of just short of a year, but it is a truly custom made holster built to to match my draw (rake) and gun, once I snap open the thumb release the gun pulls out with zero force and re-holstering is super smooth as well. So anyhow, if you want to join in post on what you carry on a daily basis, please do.