If you have read any of my posts...you know I'm a 1911 fan thru and thru. I'm also a Colt guy. I've heard all the pros and cons and I really don't care. I have owned and shot about every type of handgun made from Beretta's to Smith & Wesson's...revolvers and auto pistols. My carry gun is a Colt New Agent...I have a Commander and a series 70 Gov't...the only other handgun I own is a S&W model 60 Chief's 38 spec. I carry it in my side pocket as a back up...my constant companion. The 1911's ride in a crossbreed supertuck. Today my inner child cowboy grabbed me and forced me to purchase a new Colt. I am in love...again. The P1850 45 Colt with a 5-1/2" barrel If you guys are so inclined, the stuff Colt is producing today is perfection...not a single visible flaw...no I haven't actually shot it yet and yes I plan to shoot it so the range report is pending, but I couldn't tell you guys about her without at least a fresh from the box picture. Ahh...I feel so...broke...but what the hell...the things I do for love!