I have owned a couple of 1911's over the years, and if memory serves me correctly the last one was Safari Arm's plain Jane model. They have not made this model for ages, and I wish I had never sold it.
That being said, 1911 ergonomics are about perfect. You hold it in your hand and it just feels right. It is also a nearly perfect point and shoot pistol -- point first and then look at the sights -- it should match up perfectly.
It was the same way with my FNP-40. I looked at a lot of pistols, but the FNP was the only modern one which fit my hand the first time I picked it up. It is also a great point and shoot pistol. :?
I've been a 1911 guy since training with and using 1911s in the Coast Guard 30 years ago. Nothing feels the same in my hand, nothing points more naturally, nor do I think any serious pistol is more concealable than a Commander with slim grips (which I have carried concealed in all four seasons for a long time). Also, I've never shot a handgun with a swinging trigger as accurately as one with a sliding trigger.
Why I like the FNP-45 USG for certain applications (to include bedside or when the red flag goes up):
-- increased ammo capacity without significantly increased weight over a fully loaded 1911, due to polymer frame
-- really easy field stripping procedure with no loose parts to drop or springs to shoot into the eye
-- Fully ambidextrous
-- No grip safety, which I think is superfluous on 1911s
-- It does have an external hammer