I carried a 45 close to near my retirement. The 45 was retired before me and one year later I retired wit the Beretta as the weapon of issue. I missed the 45 but I recently acquired one for personal use. thanks for the comment and for looking in. Thanks and sorry for the late reply, I got tied up doing the HALO gun. Thanks Zathros, and as menyoned earlier, this model is almost the same size as the original and you can probably make a counterfeit non firing replica or maybe a real one if you have the right milling tools. Thanks for looking in and for your comment. The build thread is the reason I did it. Even in person, the gun does look convincing. I have it in my curio cabinet in a place of honor, while the real one is locked up.