You have a great forum here and I have learned a lot. I just wanted to vent a little so here goes. I ordered a SA 1911 A1 black stainless last week. The gun shop called it was in Tuesday. I was in a rush picking up my son so I picked up the SA hurriedly. Upon getting home I found a groove/scratch below the slide stop lever and also arching up the slide thru the 1911 and .45 etchings. The barrel and mag well were coated with powder residue. The trigger had wear marks where it enters the frame and the trigger pull was horrible. I called the shop immediately and they stated I had to contact SA. The gun wasn't two hours old and it looked used or at the very least mishandled. I called SA and I had to send it back to them yesterday. They stated it is currently about a 4 week turnaround period. I can't understand why they wouldn't take back this "new" gun and exchange it. I now have layed out all my money I have been saving for my first 1911 and have nothing - I haven't even fired it.