I just bought an Auto Ordnance/Thompson 1911 off Gunsamerica. It is the Stainless Custom Model. It is a really nice looking piece of steel. I wasn't exactly "looking" for another 1911, but I'm sure ya'll know how that goes.... I did a bit of research on the net about it. Seems most folks like the post '05 AO 1911's with Kahr. And this one is a post '05. I have not personally picked one of these up at a gun shop. But when I saw the pics of it....I just knew I wanted one. The brushed finish is a fav of mine, and the grips just hit it out of the park....IMO. Any thoughts would be great.