Howdy I just purchased a new Springfield 1911-A1 and I love this gun. It is a Mil-Spec full size. I took it to the range and right out of the box it shot 60 rounds without a hiccup and the accuracy was great. I pleasantly surprised at the low recoil. I shot a box of CCI 230 gr Blazers and 10 Speer 230gr Gold dots. After the shooting session I disassembled it for cleaning and I was amazed at how clean and simple the construction of this gun is. It can nearly be fully taken down with no tools and is an engineering marvel. I have and have had lots of guns and I must say that the 1911 is the best designed gun I have ever seen. Right now I have this Springfield 1911, a Kel-Tec PF-9, a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .44mag, a Ruger MK II .22LR, and an NEF Shotgun. I used to rail against the 1911 as being an obsolete design and such but my son got one and I then had to have one. I've been lurking around this forum and I like it real well. It seems to be well run and moderated. Thanks for providing it.