In the beginning of the year I decided to purchase a Colt Gunsite Pistol for the centennial anniversary. Took delivery in early March and brought it to the range for first shots on March 29th, the date of acceptance of the 1911 as the standard U.S. service pistol. Two of the range officers present fired the piece at my invitation. Neither had ever fired a 1911 before and they were both thrilled with the weapon and the historical significance of the date. It was a great way to celebrate the anniversary. The Gunsite Colt was attractive to me in that it is current production, has no firing pin safety and reminds me of my trip to Gunsite 19 years ago. It has been a flawless performer so far and makes a nice addition to the collection. Next up, in August I picked up a Talo Edition Colt Wiley Clapp Commander. It is my only lightweight 1911 and came with a short trigger and GI thumb safety, both of which I had changed out to my preferences. This pistol also possesses the attributes of being new Colt production with no infernal firing pin safety. It fits very well in the hand and is pleasurable to shoot even though it is an alloy framed weapon. It is not on the carry permit, but makes a great reserve in case there are any problems with my summer carry Kimber Compact Stainless. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!