Its only an ATI and pretty much at the bottom of the food chain as far as 1911s go but man do I love it. It feels so good in my hand. The balance is like nothing I have felt before or since I bought it. It was only my second pistol so until I got a few more and got some experience shooting others I could not truly appreciate how nice it is. It goes bang every time and is accurate as all get out. I do have a .22 slide that I like ok, its not as well made as the .45 but it is nice to have another option. I guess now I have to get into trigger jobs etch, Only thing that I kinda don't like is that it is a little tough to get the slide back on when putting on the .45. I seem to have to fiddle with it for about 5 minutes. I see several more of these in my future.