I used to carry a USGI 1916 build Colt 1911but got tired of the weight. I went to a Beretta .380 and it's great but I wanted more punch and I DO love my Colts. .38 Spl 158gr Federals do enough. Since I don't want to be accused of fibbing,
The nickel & gold plate Cobra is my "Pimp Gun" and gets carried. The Blue DS is a 1974 and is LNIB w/ papers so it's a Safe Queen, the 1st model Cobra is a 1952 / antique ivory stocks and is my #1 choice (it originally belonged to a Boston Detective who had to give it up when he went into a nursing home. A relative was freaking out over having a gun around and was about to have it destroyed when I "rescued" it for $250.00)and I have it's original issue holster and the nickel Viper is also LNIB w/ papers and gets extremely limited range time.
Semi's are nice but you REALLY have to have a POS revolver for it to ever fail.