Shooting my 9mm Springfield Custom Shop Fullrail Operator a couple of times in the past week has me contemplating ordering another one - this time in 45 ACP with black T or armory coat. I have the chance at getting a new TRP Full Rail Operator soon. But by paying for the gun and the sales tax, and then getting a trigger job to make the trigger 4 lbs... And then getting Nighthawk adjustable sights put on (I hate the silver rings that Springfield uses around their night sights).... That will push the gun up to close to $2,000 after I pay the shipping of the gun for the trigger job.... At that point, I may as well just get a Custom Shop Operator with fixed Novaks for around $2800. I'm not going to get the rear of the slide serrated this time, but will go with a beveled slide stop. It will likely be the end of Spring before I could order it. George at Gunslingers doesn't take credit cards, so I have to save up some $. I could order it locally, but then there is sales tax, and I'd lose the $200+ discount he gives ya on the MSRP price.... Anyway, I have a few months to think about it... Instead of ordering a 5" Ed Brown Kobra, I'm thinking of going this way. The Browns do have a little bit better fit and finish - but that Custom Shop 9mm I have is just super sweet to shoot. I also seem to prefer the feel of the Springfield grip safety and thumb safety just slightly more than the ones on my Ed Brown Special Forces. I also had to cancel a Custom Shop Custom Carry earlier this year due to health problems. Thankfully, I'm better now. But, I'm still wanting another Custom Springer... I could get a Pro next year and not have to wait, but I prefer bull barrels over bushing barrels. Add, the bushing on the pros are pretty tight in the beginning. I also don't like the silver rings around the tritium.... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!