Hey everyone well ok it doesn't exactly seem like an ideal carry piece but I liked it. I'm fairly new to getting interested in the 1911 so for my first purchase in these I went for the springfield armory 1911a1 GI. I paid 465.00, and the only thing I have for complaints is the factory grips, which I later changed to late war Remington Rand ones. I'm a big war buff, so I wanted to try and resemble WW2 issue. In my opinion they really are nice guns that keep with a design that represented a great era that you don't see anymore in firearms.