Well I shot the MS state IDPA match with my stock nickeled '53 Colt yesterday. From what I could tell I was the only person there shooting a 1911 in stock form. The old girl served me well. 150 rounds without a single problem. I didnt win but I did beat alot of people shooting fancy modern 1911s. The small sights kind of hurt me on the long shots but on the short to medium ranges she was just as quick and accurate as the Kimbers.