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Short answer, No! With the proper training and practice, the 1911 is a great option for self-defense, including the lightweight Ruger SR1911 Commander-Style in 9mm.
Ryan Gresham tests his shooting skills for speed and accuracy pitting Ruger's American Pistol against Ruger's PCC.
Ryan Gresham demonstrates why a silencer is needed for your home defense rifle, using Sig Sauer's TREAD.
Ryan Gresham demonstrates the difference in 10mm recoil using a hard cast 230-grain load, a 180-grain JHP load, and Inceptor's 90-grain (1700fps) copper-polymer blend ARX defense ammo.