I've read stuff recently, sometimes written by folks who should know better that 1911s are just antique range toys and need to be under glass somewhere. Crap. What bugs me most about this is I would like folks to define a 1911. I have six pistols that are 1911ish but only one that is. My GSG/ Sig .22, not even close. ARMSCOR compact, where is the rest of the gun and the barrel bushing. Delta Elite, closer still but Series 80 and some non spec parts and a double spring 1991A1, closer still but another Series 80 and some plastic where it shouldn't be. S&W 1911, nope. Beavertail, full length guide rod and I haven't even looked at what else. Finally 1917 Black Army 1911 and we have a winner. My rambling point is if you have an altered gun or MIM parts of a plastic or alloy frame or a double stack mag...or god forbid one of those double barrels abortions it ain't a 1911. I like my big sights and am very comfortable with Series 80 and am not about to strip my guns of their mods but when people have the nerve to run down one of the best pistols ever to fit a hand they ought to know what they are talking about. Not suggesting we all worship at the 1911 altar or even the .45, my personal favorite is and always will be the P35 just much harder to find these days.