First of all I'd like to say that I'm new to your forum. Though I have been reading your threads for a couple of weeks now. I'm also new to the 1911 world. I shot a friends Springfeild loaded 9mm and I must say that I dig this style of gun but I would like a more "old school" style 1911 in .45 cal with some of the upgrades to the original design like the higher sights, lower ejection port, and beavertail safety. I was wondering what you guys think I should know about the 1911 style guns and if I should be looking at anything besides the Springfeild Mil-spec and the new Para Gi Expert.