You really cant go wrong with the RIA 1911 fullsize or compact...For the price they are a good value, accurate, easily modified/upgraded....Just a all around great gun. I have the full size and yes I trust my families life with it!I am looking to buy a Rock Island .45 for a duty weapon. I can not decide on the one that I want. I have done my homework on them and I think that I won't go wrong. The question is, can I trust this weapon with my life?