I know nothing about these new Astras, other than I've been looking at them for the last year or so on their site. This isn't the old Spanish Astra. The company has moved to Switzerland and is producing 1911s. Just because they're Swiss, doesn't guarantee quality, but they look good enough. I'm not big on the roll marks, but a Swiss 1911 really intrigues me. http://www.astra-arms.ch/us-model http://www.astra-arms.ch/daytona I've never seen one online for sale, but how could a 1911 not be imported? Maybe they aren't available at all yet. Unfortunately, the only contact is in Switzerland. I really like that Daytona. Its similar to a Colt Gold Cup, but with checkering. It looks nice, damn nice, in fact. Thoughts?