I just picked up this full house custom 1911 build by Evolution Gun Works on a Caspian frame. Some may remember me mentioning it at times in my other 1911 threads. I've had it waiting for me a long while now, but since it was sure thing, I held off picking it up until today. Now that I really have a chance to analyze it, I'm wondering why in the hell I waited so long. Although he got his start in the custom 1911 world, George at EGW now only sells parts. However, I was lucky enough to get this one. Its actually the last one built at EGW. It was built for the owner of my favorite local gun shop. Anyway, the wait was nearly three years and in that time, he decided to go with something else for carry and sold me this brand new. He paid EGW $3000 or so for the build, but sold it to me for $2500. I really made out, especially considering the $3000 he paid was at a dealer discount on all the EGW small parts. It would have cost me at least grand more to buy from EGW. Its got the E-Treat finish, which is awesome and about the same consistency and texture as Black T, but a shade lighter in color. Its a full size frame and a 4" Storm Lake bull barrel. As you can imagine, the lockup is incredibly tight. This gun screams quality in every way and without even shooting it, I can tell this has bumped another 1911 off the top 5 list of models I own. I'm not real big on flat triggers, but this one is amazing. It also doesn't have the ugly "E" cutout that many EGW triggers have. My dealer specifically requested the trigger to not be cut, so its an E Trigger without the "E". http://www.egw-guns.com/ The magwell and plunger tube are part of the frame, which I love. In fact, it has the same Caspian frame as my Nighthawk Enforcer. With the exception of the Ed Brown grip safety, virtually all parts were built in house at EGW and they build some of the best 1911 parts on the planet. They just happen to be only 15 minutes from my house. Here's the only other model I currently see for sale online. They're very hard to come by. http://www.gunsamerica.com/938281534/Guns/Pistols/1911-Pistol-Copies/9x23_Coustom_made_by_EGW.htm I'm thinking about changing to a flat mainspring housing, but I'll see how I shoot it first. I'd like to keep the arched for something different. It is very comfortable in my hand. Anyway, I now have a small collection of custom 1911s and really enjoy the uniqueness of them in comparison to all the run of the mill semi customs I own from Brown, Baer, Wilson, Nighthawk, etc. Enjoy the pics. Its certainly different. I love the combination of the naked slide and bull barrel. Its a very clean looking gun. The grips are classic double diamond cocobolo with a nice grain visible. They fit this 1911 very well. The only thing I would have ordered differently is the front sight. While it gives a great sight picture, the green fiber optic doesn't really blend with the rest of the gun's sleek looks. Regardless of that, I love the appearance of this 1911. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!