Canebrake, thank you for the awesome advice. I did go check out the posting that you linked to and very much agree with what you wrote. While I am certainly not new to the gun world and shoot quite regularly (all ammo donations gladly accepted), this is MY first 1911. So, I guess I can say that I'm a noob...lol...been a LONG time since I could say I was a noob about...well...anything! Hopefully though, that saying about not being able to teach old dogs new tricks really isn't entirely true. Always looking to and willing to learn. I normally do throw several hundred rounds through a new gun to test it and I was certainly expecting that this one may take a few extra...so...I will check back after the weekend and let you know the results. Thanks ever so much for taking the time and putting so much thought into your response. Much appreciated.