Hey guys, I have been looking at getting my first 1911 for a few months now and I finally decided on the SA Operator LW! I do have a few questions about it that I was hoping ya'll could help me with... (If there has been a thread on this already then I wouldn't mind checking that out, too.) I was wondering about the durability of the alloy frame. Is it going to last a while? What should I expect/need to do to make it last? (I probably shoot 1-2 times a month which is about 500 rounds a month.) Also, I know that recoil will be a little more, but i am fine with that. I am 6'1" and got big hands. But what about the armory cote? From what I read/hear it isn't the best finish... I do know that it would be easy/cheap to refinish but could I refinish it silver if I wanted to? I just don't know much about refinishing. I got a G17 and I haven't ever been interested in it. Any comments/experiences/knowledge is really appreciated! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!