I'm torn between my S&W .357 snubs and my 1911s for IDPA, especially my most recent 1911, a Remington Enhanced CMD in .45 ACP.
It's moot as to which I shoot better or faster, but I admit that I can reload the 1911s faster with fewer chances for a bobble. But the snubs are soooo much more fun to shoot!
Oddly, today I pitted the CMD against my Gold Cup and an R1 with a really sweet trigger pull, better than my Gold Cup.
I shoot the CMD better and faster with the same 200 gr SWC and powder charge. Go figure .....