I hate to tell you this brother, but that photo from your scrapbook really dates you. I know you look back fondly on the 80's, but the Miami Vice look is no longer en vogue. The shoes remain classic though. Pleated pants and a silk shirt? I can recommend a personal shopper for your wardrobe if you wish.
No sense in repeating the earlier thread on this subject. You won't catch me milling 1911 slides for any reason. I have no problem hitting whatever I point at with modern "iron" sights on that platform
And if I was ambiguous.... I believe that using distracting accessories that many folks bolt onto a pistol, the more likely the bad guy is going to get the drop on you. While you draw and fiddle fart around acquiring the target with a laser or RDS, he gets a round off first. In other words... see you in the emergency room. Hope you make it.
However... if the situation were an active shooter in a public place like a mall or gathering of some kind, the RDS may be advantageous. This is the only reason I have one on my conceal carry pistols and none of them are 1911's. I'm not convinced a red dot is useful in an up close and personal, mano y mano assault. Which is the most likely scenario any of us may find ourselves facing for self-defense.
On the range or competition, I think the RDS is a great innovation. Somewhat useful on a pistol - but far more effective on an AR, PCC or shotgun in competition. Prismatics included.
If anybody wants to bolt that ugly turret on their sweet 1911, that is OK with me. I'll keep my 1911's as God and Browning intended.