Well, phantom answered the yes/no questions, but I'll try and convince you to buy one. I've got a 5" Patriot Expert, and love it. I was dead set on buying a Kimber because they are suposedly the best production 1911, until I saw the DW. There is no comparison between the two. DW 1911's are fine guns, and even though prices have been raised, they are still worth the money. The CCO would be perfect if you want a gun in commander size that is accurate, well-built, and reliable, not to mention quite handsome. If you going to carry it (or want something different) look into the C-BOB. Personally I don't think you can go wrong with a DW, and I'm on the lookout for any in my area to snatch em up. Good luck with whatever you choose to get.