Since it's simultaneously the 100th birthday of Mr. John Browning's 1911 and the 40th birthday of deadite this year, I treated myself to something special. A stainless steel Colt Delta Elite in 10mm customized by the wonderfully talented Marianne Carniak! This is one of the new series produced after 2008. Ms. Carniak has performed the following custom work: --Wilson Combat beaver-tail grip safety, expertly and superbly blended and bead blasted to match the gun's finish. --Wilson Combat extended thumb safety. --Videki trigger with trigger pull set to a crisp 3.75 lbs. --Smith & Alexander flat mainspring housing/mag-well fitted and blended to frame. --Tuned extractor. This Delta is so sweet. I took her out today and ran some 10mm down range. I shot Double Tap(200gr FMJ-FP @1225 FPS) and some Hornady XTPs. The Double Tap led to, literally, one-ragged hole at 10 yards. The Hornady did ok, but not as well. It has three 8 round mags that have been updated to 9 round capacity with Chip McCormick Shooting Star kits. I'm psyched about this Colt. I'm very pleased with the fit and finish and the way the slide is mated to the frame. Lately, Colt 1911s that I've handled at the gun store seem to have a lot of play, but this one is tight. It's the first 10mm that I've personally owned and I love it judging from it's performance today. Not much snappier than 45ACP, IMO. I was set for a small nuke explosion. Hope you enjoy the pics! deadite Wanna kill these ads? We can help!