I'm curious about how the 1911 would stand up to the Canadian Para-Ordnance pistols. They're both .45 ACP guns. But is one overall better than the other? And would the Pentagon have chosen the 9mm Beretta to be the standard Army and Marines sidearm if the gun to be replaced was any one of the Para-Ordnance models? I got some info from here: http://www.world.guns.ru/handguns/hg00-e.htm. I'm sure the 1911 info and the Para-Ordnance info can be found from there.