Hey Folks.. I had an itch that had to be scratched. After a dreadful week of work and oncall, i treated myself to a belated Birthday present. I wanted to pick up a 1911 this year with the anniversary, and saw this lovely Defender at the local gun shop NIB. I held it, and fell in love. I liked the Springfield Compact as well, but at $250 more, i had a tough time dropping the extra money.
Anyway, I am sure this will not be the last 1911 in the collection.. i'd love a 4" Commander or Champion, but I am quite pleased with the new Defender so far. I put about 100 rounds thru it tonight with 1 FTF with a Federal Hyrdrashok. I will run some more in the next few range sessions and get her totally broken in. Holsters, and maybe some grips are on the radar too..