We are talking a genueeeeeyne nickle plated military A1 1911... In 38 super.. that has the ugliest grips any 1911 has ever seen. You can buy a parkerized 1911 in 45 acp for ??? $399? on sale? dead reliable.. cheap ammo.. etc.
the 38 super...........Ammo costs as much as .357 mag ammo.. Brass and all expensive. Magazines? expensive.
Good news.. Ok.. it holds one whole more round than a 45 acp... The recoil is pretty light.. it is also a pretty accurate round these days. Gangster 1930's gun supreme and drug lord mexico gun supreme.
Power... For sure makes the 9mm look weak. not the same as a .357 mag tho. Factory loads are mild.. but figure 1350 fps from 135 grain slugs for reloads or specialty ammo.. more if you are brave. The 1911 is tough.. it can handle 1400 fps 38 super loads.. this is close.. the the .357 magnum and really? if there were more attention from the ammo makers? The 38 super would have made the .357 sig a moot point.