Picked it up Monday after having to wait a couple days due to a minor delay and poor planning on my part...but pretty pleased for what it is. I've since polished the chamber hood. Whatever the spray on black coating was on the chamber, it just doesn't wear well at all. Wasn't going to let time take its course here...besides, I think it looks better polished. Going with the stock grips for now. I've got lots of sets, but honestly despite the cheesy "U.S." rollmark on them, I really like the color of them. Anyone know where I could find a dark walnut or something close to the color of these grips...minus the "U.S." rollmark of course? All in all, not bad for a very basic 1911. Hope to get to go shoot it this weekend. If it performs like the rest of my Springers have, then all should be well. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!