You need a maddafakkin bushing wrench to strip em'! Jokes aside, I did give myself a nice Xmas present in the shape of a Les Baer. And it sure is schweet! Had a SIG 1911 before, which was the gateway drug into the 1911's. So it wasn't the cheapest of the cheap to start with (way better than a Kimber that costs 4-500 bucks more (that one will get me some HOT responces!)) but also not the 'semi custom' greatness. Since I'm fortunate enough to have set myself up for a 'low expense' living (so I can have fun toys like guns, musclecars and motorcycles) I decided it was time for the top tier of handguns. And nobody makes them better than Mr Baer! Drawback #2: no I can never again blame the gun for my poor ability!