I will state it up front. I am a 100% certifiable Colt fanatic. That being said, I do own one Norinco and have owned several Norinco's, Springfields, Wilsons, Kimbers, and various other 1911's. Most all of them have been good guns. What I have a tough time understanding is everyones scramble to own a new model 1911 from a company that has never built a 1911 style pistol before, such as S&W and possibly the new Sig version. Everyone seems to clammer to them like there is a shortage of quality 1911's on the market. I would prefer to let everyone else be the "test subjects" and work the bugs out first before I would ever buy one of these new upstarts.