hi everyone. im new to this forum, and handguns for that matter. i just recently purchased a brand new para nite hawg .45, i picked it up at bill's gun shop here in mn. i had been looking around for a good 1911 compact to start my collection and this particular model caught my eye. i ended up getting a pretty good deal on it, after tax i payed about $780 for it. i have yet to receive my firearms permit in the mail, but i look forward to shooting it, and posting on this forum. i do also belong to s10forum.com my name over there is slideAdime, Thanks.