I was just reading about Novak's newest addition..........it's called the NeXt pistol.
It has a couple of features that are unusual for a 1911, one of them I like, some of the others I'm a little skeptical of...............
New Novak X sight. A fixed rear sight that incorporates a slight step at the front edge. This can enable the user to retract the slide by hooking on the edge of anything.....like a holster edge or belt. This would allow one hand operation of the slide. Not a bad idea if the other hand is otherwise occupied!
Novak "Answer", a one piece back strap that does away with the grip safety.
Novak "ThumbSafe System", allows the slide to be retracted while the thumb safety remains on SAFE. Not sure what the question was, but that's their 'answer'.