There are those among us here, that no matter the maker, SIG or S&W for example. They put external extractors on their 1911s, no matter the quality will not use,buy, or shoot due to said external extractor. Such a pity. More good guns for us I say. But "they" say stuff like "it has to be pure" or "my 1911 doesn't even need a whimpy extractor, I just the grab the spent casing with my teeth and spit it out!" I liken it to those who in this world are certifiably crazy because they like and eat black licorice. Sure maybe back in the 1800 b.c. when kids were tricked by their parents into eating black licorice calling it candy. They ate it cause they didn't know any better. They didn't know it taste like swamp water mixed with poison. They were told it was candy. In today's modern times, when we know good from bad. The only licorice worth eating is red licorice. Why?? cause it taste good! Same with the new 1911s. SIG makes premo mass produced 1911s. My 2 are fantastic. They have external extractors. They are a little more squared. But still, they are 1911s. True blooded american .45 ACP 1911s. So the next time your in the market for a 1911. Like Neo, pick the red one and let your eyes be opened.