Hello 1911 enthusiasts! I've been mostly a lurker and have just lately decided to get a 1911. I have read everything in this forum and the 1911 form and have come down to just these few questions before making my decision. First Question SA Range Officer Dear rsxr22, your 12/27/2010 post (after others raving reviews and recommendations) leaves you as not impressed with the RO. Are you not impressed from a it's nothing special over the say the SA Loaded or similarly priced 1911's or are you meaning it not impressive when actually compared to the TRP and other high end 1911's? Does anyone doubt SA's claim to have the TRP quality internals? Second Question Smith & Wesson SW1911 If I order a Smith & Wesson SW1911 Model# 108282 Stainless today, which one am I really going to get? SW's website shows a NON billboard SW1911 slide and a single side safety. But all of the suppliers show the picture WITH the billboard SW1911slide AND specify the ambidextrous safety. Final Question Checkering Does it really cost $250 to get the front strap checkered? Is there not another option besides skateboard tape and a wrap around grip? Would serrations be any cheaper? Thoughts? Thanks to bac1023 and all of you for taking me from knowing zip about 1911's to feeling like I'm real close to deciding which one to buy. 2TR Wanna kill these ads? We can help!