Purchased this awesome 1911 back in 2011 and still preforming solidly as it was new with over 1000 rounds without any problems. Never owned a 1911, shot a few and really wanted my 1st one to be worth it. Lots of choices were here but positive owners reviews and great articles like this one led me to the S.A. Range Officer. Hard earned money well spent! Thanks Springfield, you've raised the bar even higher with this handgun! A Commander model soon?