Last year I decided that I wanted a stainless commander and ordered a new Colt. I was very dissapointed with what I recieved. The pistol had the loosest slide to frame fit I have ever seen on any 1911 including some old war veterans. The sides of the stainless slide still had tool marks where the factory polishing failed to remove them completely, and the cheap looking rubber grips did nothing to enhance its look. The gun sat in my safe for a year untouched. I finally sold it a a gunshow vowing I would never buy another new colt. Well last week I saw another stainless commander in the shop. Compared to the Colt that I sold this gun was what I would have wanted the 1st time. It is the O4012 XSE model in .45 with all the bells and whistles. The slide to frame fit is as tight as my Wilson CQB and the Novak sights are superb. The rosewood grips and ambi safety make it look like a custom and boy does it shoot good. My faith in the poney has been restored.