Hmmmmmmm.1200 FPS? Is that with 230 gr. RN? It can't be. I think my patty cake target loads are poking along at just over half that. My top end reloads come out in the mid 950 FPS range. The 1911 isn't exactly rude at those power levels... but it certainly barks. I personally would not recommend it to noobs or youngsters. If you have to fight with a handgun a 9mm might be a better choice for some.