A Good video Sarge, as always from your production house.
A few points.
All full length 1911 pistol COME with a full length guide rod. This the Gospel according to JMB.
The cut, or half guide rod, are out there. But a true, fullsize, 1911 is built on a full length guide rod.
All my 1911's have a full length gude rod - As would be dictated by several hi profile 1911 specialists ( Dave Lauck, Mossad Ayoob, Brett Evans ).
8 plus one, in a full sized frame, will throw those 8 rounds, accurately, into a target at 15 yards with the type of penetration that will feature the next bad guy on "Trauma: Life in the ER"
The 1911 is THE pistol every pistol wishes to become. It's difficult to improve on perfection.