Hi everybody...My name is Jack Davis and I'm from Southeast MO. I've owned several 1911's through the years. I trained with one in boot camp and carried one as an activated National Guard MP in Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield/Storm. I also carried a Colt Combat Commander as a police officer for about 8 years. I have since moved on and now work as a technology coordinator for an electric company. Currently I own the Colt Combat Commander I spoke of, a Taurus PT1911 Stainless, a Remington R1 and have on order a Para Elite Carry (which should be here today). I also make custom leather holsters as a hobby. Great forum here for a great weapon!