I agree. With the market being saturated with very reasonably priced 1911's and even more manufacturers being added to the list, why risk destroying it as a shooter? If you're going to have it restored put it on the mantle and shoot the bejesus out of a Rock Island or something like that.And for turnbulls prices you could buy a correct remington rand pretty much. I would say leave it as is. Shooting them is a BAD idea, as they are prone to cracking, and once cracked it is now a paperweight. Keep a light coat of oil on it, and admire.