Well finally arrived and I am not disappointed. Looks better in person since all the magazines depict it with various colors. It is dark grey.
I lubed even though it was pretty well done out of the box. I fired 150 rds to start with.
50 CCI 230gr roundnose - No failures of any kind. Scary accurate.
50 Handloaded 230gr roundnose - A few failures to load and shot low
50 handloaded JHP 200gr - Only 1 malfunction and shot well. The 200gr is my favorite .45 load.
A much better start than my older 5" which I was considering a trip tp Yonkers to use as a suppository for Kimber. I fully expect after 500 rds to have no problems.
I like the smaller size safety. The gun balances well in my hand and is easy to shoot.
The downside is that all the talk about a slippery finish is true. I will be using this for CC occasionally so unlike a gun used in competitition this is not a big drawback. If I had purchased for USPSA or IDPA I would have an issue with it.