I have a Springfield Loaded Longslide with a 6" bull barrel, purchased last year. It is very enjoyable to shoot - longer sight radius, slightly higher velocity, accurate, and looks cool! A favorable review on Gunblast touts the higher velocity and accuracy http://www.gunblast.com/RKCampbell_45.htm . I like it so much that I am considering another longslide, here are some options that are currently being made in 6": STI Targetmaster, Trojan, Eagle Les Baer Olympic Arms Para A few other high priced customs are available. Actually, all longslides are pricey, my Springer was $995 and that was a good deal. Does anyone own one of the above? Any other opinions on longslide 1911's? Also considering an HK Elite.