Well I went to the gun show in Columbia yesterday. Browsed around for awhile then found a dealer with some Rock Island M1911s. I saw a little RI compact & decided to purchase. I believe I got a decent deal. I cleaned it up real well last night & put about 30 or so round nose rounds through it this morning. I experienced not one hiccup. I didn't have time for anymore rounds today but will continue with the testing in a day or two. When I get through about 150 - 200 round nose I'll switch to HPs and I'll see what happens with them. I'm not sure this will ever become my EDC just another gun to take up space in the safe. How many carry the RI compact 1911?