Took delivery of my brand spankin new ECS this afternoon. Unfortunately, I won't be able to get to the range until Saturday, and I've only fired a full sized Govt. Issue 1911 about 20 yrs ago when I was in the Navy, so I'm looking forward to it. However, for now, what I can say about it is this: As far as the fit and finish ratio to cost, they're giving Kimber a run for their money! As I said, I am of course truly green to 1911 type pistols, and can't really draw any comparisons performance wise to other makers, but I'll keep you posted with my experiences. Respects!