That's a Holy Grail of a gun 'Cane.
My keeper is my old Sistema 1911. My first 1911 was an SA MilSpec that I had Springfield Custom work over and then sent to Novak's for sights.
Then I found a NIB Les Baer in the back of the safe at the shop and laid it away until I could bail it out. It was the tightest 1911 of any I've had before or after. Nice pistol, but I don't care for front slide serrations. (strictly from an aesthetic standpoint)
My next 1911 was a Dan Wesson CBOB and I still miss it. It may have been the perfect pistol for me. Unfortunately, it had to go due to finances.
My next 1911 was a RIA tactical model that unfortunately was a huge lemon.
I got rid of it fast.
So, I was left without a 1911 and I felt naked and forlorn, so...
There were several thrashed Sistema's gathering dust in a corner of the vault, so I dug through and picked the best one there. The plan from the beginning was to customize it to my liking. After six months at the gunsmith's, it's everything I want in a 1911 and not one thing more or superfluous, at least for me.
I just CeramaCoated it because the 'smith raped me for a shoddy blue job. However, he does know how to build a 1911 and this one is outstanding mechanically.
It consistently shoots one ragged hole at any time as long as I do my part. It is the most natural feeling and pointing pistol I've ever owned. (even of the 1911's)
I just added Chip McCormick slim DD rosewood grips and like the slim feel and the look of them.
As soon as the plunger spring arrives from Brownell's, I'll reassemble it and post pics in it's project thread.
Very wordy, I know, but I love that old pistol. It fits me like a glove, is dependable and accurate and it's almost as old as me.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.