I just got my first 1911 today. It is a Rock Island Armory 1911A1 Model CS. This is the compact version with a 3 1/2 tapered bull barrel. I hope that it turns outs to be a reliable shooter that can be counted on for CC. I know that some folks swear that you should stay away from the short barreled 1911s. Anyway I took a gamble on it. Hopefully I will shoot it in the next few days and I will let you guys know how it performed. I have some pics but I have no idea how to post them. Could I email them to someone who could help?