Every gun website has to have an official 1911 thread! Go! Show em, discuss em, etc. This was my first 1911, a Springfield GI. Bought it back in 2008 maybe? Soon as I turned 21 I went lookin' I eventually did a full length guide rod, increased recoil spring, stainless barrel bushing, and also polished the sides of the trigger and the ejection port. Not sure why I sold it? But I did. It was a few years i think before I got my current 1911, which is far from traditional. Sig Scorpion. I'm not much of a tacticool guy, but for some reason I feel in love the first time I saw a pic of these things. I got it maybe 3 years ago? It has been my primary carry gun for a few years, as well as training. It's starting to show some wear, but thats part of what makes it beautiful!