I was going to (finally) go to the range today (I've been only shooting once this year ... as far as I can recall) but decided that I'd be better served to clean a long-dirty pistol (last fired on 1/19/2015 and put away dirty ... something I very rarely do). Methinks there is at least one other 1911-pattern pistol in the gun-safe that I put away dirty and is in need of some reliability sustaining detailing; once that other pistol is cleaned my conscience will again be pure.
For the first time ever, I tried wearing nitrile gloves during the cleaning ... but about three-quarters of being finished I noticed that a couple of the fingertips had torn ... so much for the idea of trying to keep the solvents away from my skin.
Do I ever concealed-carry Colt Government models? Yes, but only for periods long enough to proof-test (proof of concept, if you will) a given holster. After a few hours the weight of these pistols can be taxing. I do prefer the modern, lighter designs for everyday carry.