Hey guys! I got a deal on a 1991A1 Compact from a friend, and have a few Q's. I have all sorts of guns, but have never owned a 1911 before. I got a chance to shoot it Saturday and was impressed at how well I did with it for the 1st time out. Normally I am all over the place until I get "comfortable" with how the gun acts, and the 1911 was comfortable from the get-go. Here are some questions: 1) You can definitely tell the gun has been in a carry holster... is there a way to restore the finish, or has anyone found an alternative coating method besides nickel or hard chrome? 2) Aftermarket trigger/hammer/safety/etc. What brands are best out of the box, and is installing yourself relatively easy for someone who is fair at taking guns apart? 3) Knowing this gun has been used as a carry piece, and will most likely continue, what upgrades would you recommend, and in what order? I don't care so much about bling, but I do want good functionality. Thanks in advance! Great Forum!!!