Compared to a 1911 standard, this pen is larger and a tad heavier. I find the 1911STD a bit too small for my hands to be used unposted and once posted there is a definite rearward weight bias. The Azaadi however has the right size for my hands to be used unposted and while using it as such, it is supremely well balanced.
Oh! Then it's perfect since it does not need to be posted...For me, even the Sailor Large models need to be posted, else they feel pretty light.