The semi auto I have fired the most is my old and reliable Springfield "Loaded" 1911. Other then the Novak Night Sights, extended magazine well and a crisp 4 lb. trigger it is pretty much stock. A good 5" barreled Government Model chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge is so easy to shoot well with decent training. Even though I have packed a Glock 19 more the last couple of years, the last pistol I would sell is probably that 1911. It has a rich and reliable battle history and no matter how the bullet performs, it always creates at least a .45 caliber hole!
My preferred carry is "Cocked and Locked" in a Kramer Horse Hide Belt Scabbard or a IWB holster by Kramer. That and a dual magazine pouch with 2 spare 8 round magazines should handle about any scary situation a civilian would run into.
How about you guys? I now I'm not the only 1911 lover out there.