I went to a local gunshop this past weekend and after i payed for a scope mount the guy fronted me 2 weeks ago i got to looking at his stock. He had 2 Rock Island Armory 1911's one was a bare bones GI model for $514, and th other was a "tatical model" with ambi safities and combat sights for around $590. I have been thinking i would like a 1911 to tinker around with, customize a little, but i dont think that would be a good idea to try out on my kimber. So i guess what i am asking is what is your experience with Rock Island, whats their quality like, how easy are they to customize. what do you think of the prices?