Acquired this gun on a trade. Circa 1986. It's a 6+1 stainless 1911 with a partial grip. The gun is a handful, and after 300 rounds, I'm able to keep it into an 8" circle and make a somewhat ragged hole. Not like my Ed Brown which can make a single hole, but good enough. It does not tolerate limp wristing one bit. The triple recoil spring is tight. The slide makes this top heavy and handling this gun takes some practice. It's not a laser shooter out of the box but it rewards you after you learn to handle it. Factory mags are pretty darn tight, also. Overall, I have become a fan of it. But I'll still favor a Glock 36 over it.