I think I have narrowed it down to the Les Baer Monolith Heavyweight and the Springfield TRP (dark finish). My wife is getting the gun for my birthday present. My delima is which one. I currently do not own a 1911 (had a Raptor awhile back). I shoot often so I see my self using the 1911 atleast once a week. I do not carry. Haven't thought about future competition but my understanding is they will not allow the Heavyweight in most or all competitions. I have read that the Heavy weight is just pure heaven to shoot. I like the looks of both. Obviously I'll save money buying the TRP over the Les Baer but the dollar diffference is not much of a factor. Is the added cost worth the difference in guns? I Has anyone on the forum owned or shot both that can give me a fair comparison. What would you do? Any input would be appreciated. I guess I need to be swayed one way or another from some 1911 users, my 1911 experience is very limited. I'm wanting to pull the trigger on this on Frdiay.