I am considering the Smith & Wesson 1911PD because I can get one new for $760.00. I think they retail for around $1000 so seems like a good deal. The gun appears high quality, but I have never shot one. I did notice that the Ambi slide safety is held in on the right side by the grip and can easily be removed. In fact one of the 1911PD's at the gun shop had the right side slide safety missing because it fell off during shipping. That really turned me off. Any feedback on this pistol would be helpful. Thanks.