Yep. I just returned from the SHOT show. Springfield had a huge display, and announced a lot of changes on their new pistols. For instance:
A key lock in the mainspring housing that can be retrofitted to other 1911's. Very small and inconspicuous.
A titanium firing pin.
Better dehorning that still preserves the original lines.
Dovetailed front sight.
Tritium Novak sights on the alloy frame pistol pistols.
Loaded chamber indicator (small cut in top of slide - again, very inconspicuous).
New lighter "Delta" hammer.
They are also introducing two "Operator" models that have a full-lenth dust cover with built-in rails for an Insight tactical light. One is built around the Mil-Spec gun, the other on a TRP. The TRP is something to see, having light rails, a bull barrel, ambi-safety, extended mag well, skateboard tape like grips, and adjustable night sights. Suggested MSRP is $1407.
They are also chambering some of the pistols in .40, and one in 9mm.
I can't recall all of the other changes ,and I'm still too tired to unpack the literature I brought home.
It looks like S/A has been listening to the Customer's comments and watching Kimber's sales.
[This message has been edited by Hugh (edited 01-12-2001).]