Well I just scooped it up today and I am EXTREMELY pleased with the appearance, fit, finish, and function. I have not shot it yet, so this is just a pre-range report going over the appearance & visible parts. I'm NOT a 1911 expert but I do know what I'm looking for on a 1911 and this model has it all baby!
For a shipped cost of $450 I just bought myself a lot of gun. A QUALITY gun from the looks of it. Slide to frame finish is very tight, trigger has a little grit but still breaks nicely.....I hope that will get better with time. The barrel seems to be very high quality steel and the high polish really makes it pop against the matte black finish. The gun uses no MIM parts and feels very tight in my hand....its out of the box tight and has no wiggle. CNC machined bar stock slides, steel frames and cold forged barrel.
And let me dedicate a whole paragraph to the finish of this gun....its VERY, VERY nice. Not a dull matte like the Armscor/RIA models. This is a nicely parkerized black finish with a slight gloss to it. Not dull at all.....in fact it looks deep blue in certain light as you will see.
anyways, range report to follow but so far Im VERY impressed with this $450 investment! Plus it looks awesome with the Wilson Combat coco grips I installed