Hi.I am new to 1911s (sort of) meaning I have never owned a .45 only an old .380 government and a Iver Johnson Pony many years ago. I do have several revolvers and rifles and shotguns. I have owned guns , hunted and fished since childhood (early 1960's) and reloaded shotgun, and handgun since the 70's. I was recently given a Springfield Range Officer for retirement by my family . Great gun. I am also on XD talk under the same name.