Bucking the trend, the East Timorese Defense Force recently adopted the 1911 as standard military sidearm (thanks to a kind donation from the USN). While I like the .45acp round, I've never been a big fan of the 1911 - though I have also never carried one. nothing beats free guns. in colombia they use the Galil, which they don't use in israel anymore, and I grew up on. I always get a kick out of seeing them around. great weapon, a little heavy, but a very good weapon.