I'm sorry, I know its not a 1911 and I hope I'm not in too much trouble for posting it here. However, you are the guys that appreciate quality the most. At $1150, this pistol is a steal. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=203388322 They are simply one of the best shooting 9mms ever built. Actually they're one of the best shooting handguns ever built. I also think it may be the best auto to ever come out of Smith & Wesson and I like it considerably better than my PC945 or PC1911. The model that comes the closest is the old 52 wadcutter gun, which its based upon. Being a carbon steel fan, the 952-1 was only made one year (2003). The stainless 952-2 took over from then on. Needless to say, I prefer the carbon version. I think its also one of the prettiest guns available today. Its right up there with the 1911 and Hi-Power from an aesthetics standpoint, in my opinion. One of you would do well to bid on it.