So I had a little extra dough to spend and it wasn't enough for a reputable 1911. I went with a shooters arms 1911 elite. Seemed like very little out of the box. Bad sights and a thumb safety that could cause bleeding. At the range? The sights proved to be very accurate & the safety became a non issue. It chewed through several hundred rounds of both fresh & reload ammo flawlessly. I wanted to dislike this gun,but it's reliable & accurate.