It finally makes sense. The reason SA 1911's are cheap is because they send the guns out unfinished. They do not check for fit, finish, or reliability. This way the lower price attract new buyers. They deal with the problems as they come up. Kind of reminds me of the American automotive industry. Fortunatly for them, historically 1911's aren't known for reliablity so they don't have to stretch themselves. Owners will make up excuses for them. What a great deal. It's like they can't do no wrong. It similar to a person in an abusive relationship. Sure he treats me bad, but I love him. It's probably my fault anyway.