Too bad you had to part with the Kahr to acquire your new gun. I had to do the same in the past to fund another need / want in a weapon. There are a few I have regretted, but mostly your thoughts and needs about the various types out there evolve. I have a love for 1911s as well, and one day I may gravitate to a compact 3in lightweight. I was carrying an officers Colt, and decided to downsize and go with a DAO type gun. So I went with an MK9 and K40, the Kahr trigger is smooth and the guns shoot quite well. I always keep them loaded with a round chambered, so in a crisis situation, I just unholster, point and pull the trigger. I like the simplicity of no safety to click off and only a trigger pull to fire the weapon. At this point I'm very happy with them and don't think I will part with either, as the steel frame Kahrs are not so easily found. Plus I kept my Colt. Everyone has their own comfort level and mindset on what and how to carry. There is no right or wrong or best, it's all about what works for you. So carry with confidence and stay safe........!!!!!