my friend and i are 1911 lovers. he has owned a mec tech for several years. it is mounted on an essex frame. i have used it several times and found it to be capable, handy (and ugly). i know the newer versions can be tricked out but we (in ct) still have the awb so all the options are not doable. he has tried the high capacity mags (15 rounders) and they are crap. we shoot mostly reloads (fmj & lrn) and have had no feed issues. though we don't have a crono-you are supposed to get more fps on your rounds.
price wise--not a bad price point.