I know a dealer who says that Colt's quality is not as good as Springfield's. Well I have a Springfield full size and just bought a Colt Gold Cup Trophy. I'm impressed with the Colt and which one is better? Colt wins in my opinon and I plan on trying to get a Combat Commander or Government model in XS- if I can find one. I'll still keep the Springfield though. I like the best of both worlds.