I first saw this firearm online more than a year ago. After going to many of the local gun shops across a span of a few months, I had given up hope. No one online seemed to have any either, so FFL transfers were out of the question too. I started building a short list of other firearms I'd like to own, and began my search Saturday morning. A morning that started off as depressing as one of the larger gun stores had emptied it's inventory due to a change in ownership. However, the range is still open and one of the gentlement directed me to their now parent store. I arrive at the parent store and its huge. I had never been there before as it was a bit of a drive from where I live - About 45mi. So I walk in fully expecting to start acquiring parts for an AR15 build I've been wanting to do, and they sure did have a ton of AR stuff. Stripped lowers, assembled lowers, uppers, parts kits, etc. Since I could do the AR really at any time, I started going to my short list of pistols (this specific 1911 being on that list). While checking out the others I wander over to the 1911 cases, and low and behold there she sat...2nd row down, third from the right. I was super happy, but also a bit sad as I didn't quite have the money. However, I knew I would be getting paid a couple days later...so I did what any person would have done...I put down a good size down payment, and I paid her off and brought her home today!! ...and yes - this was the one, and only one, they had. So anyways, for the guys that just want to see, here she is... My new S&W "E" Series! I'm a bit leary about carrying and/or even shooting the thing since it's so sexy and I'd hate to do anything to mess that up, but at the same time...I spent a good chunk of moolah for it...I might as well see how she shoots, eh? This is my first 1911, by the way, but I can see adding at least a couple more in the not so distant future!