I have wanted a Ruger 1911 for a long time. When I looked in the dealers case a Springfield Armory Mil Spec 1911 sat right beside the Ruger with a price tag of about $10 less. Nothing against the Ruger, but I bought the Springfield. Taking it to the range tomorrow. Haven't owned a full sized 1911 since 1978. That was a Colt Gold Cup that I should have never sold. I have a Colt New Agent that kicks like a mule, so I don't take it to the range too often.