I started out shooting centerfire pistols with a Colt Series 70 back about 1976. somehow other guns became more important. I didn't abandon the concept totally, one of my carry guns is a 1st gen Kimber compact. My wife bought a Kimber Ultra Raptor II CS last year. I even had a 1911 frame for years that I intended to "build up" for one last 1911. I finally decided that I might not ever get to it so I traded it off last month for something I could immediately use. Done with the idea of a full size 1911 I was. THEN, a couple of nights ago, my wife stopped by the LGS and was in a "shopping mood". Knowing that we have a few non-1911 .45s and the Kimbers she figured "what the heck?" In the case was a used, blued Springfield Trophy Match. In a "shopping mood" as I said, she was unstoppable. It came home with here. It has the "idiot mark" but external finish is otherwise perfect, and the frame rails still have 99% bluing on them so I am thinking it was fired very little. After several years of double stack 9mms, treating the 1911 as a nice platform for a compact, I have come to rediscover the ergos of the 1911 properly treated. I think I fumbled around with a lot of other guns and have come back home. There are a couple of things I wouldn't have done, on theis Springfield but all in all I'm impressed. How many others have "come back" to the 1911? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!