I have recently fallen in love with the 1911. I was at my LGS and they had a hand gun that I thought was a true 1911 but when I asked to see it he explained to me that it was made in the Philippines. He said during the war that the Philippines wanted a pistol like the ones the GI's had but they weren't being made fast enough. He went on to say that Colt sent one engineer and some equipment down to instruct them how to build their own there and after the war they never stopped making the pistol. I held it and it felt extremely well made and the action was very fluid and smooth. The one I am looking at is a .45 with a .22 conversion for around 700. Can anyone tell me if you have any experience with these?