Ok, after a really tough year, and having sold most of my carry weapons, my wife and family decided I needed a new carry gun, and went together to get me this, an American Classic II entry level priced .45
Prior to this session I have taken it out twice, and just shot very casually between sets with a couple new shooters we took out. I couldn't really concentrate then, so it was more a reliability check than a serious scrutiny. Reliability was 100% x 200 rounds or Speer, Fiocchi and Blazer. It SEEMED to be shooting low and left, but keeping an adequate group, but I figured that was due to me not being used to the SA 1911 trigger. (this is my first 1911)
Monday I went to the range alone to work on trigger control with the new gun, and to see what accuracy I can achieve. I'm WAY impressed. I'm still a bit left, but I still think that's me, not the gun. I also still have had no failures in about 400 rounds now.
Here's the performance at 15 yards, freehand, one magazine head, one mag center mass:
And 25 yards, two mags each area, slow aimed fire.
And the gun: