It's almost ready to publish. Manuscript is complete and formatting for the smaller dimensioned trade manual size is in progress. In the large format (8 1/2 x 11"), there's 164 pages of text in small 10 point print. The smaller font had to be used to keep it small enough to bind. The paperback version ( 8 1/2 x 5 1/2") should be something over 200 pages. Topics include: Range Reports on several 1911 pistols from different makers in 3, 4 1/4, 5, and 6" barrel lengths. The book focuses on .45 ACP pistols but also includes information on 9mm, .38 Super, and 10mm. There are comments and suggestions from several gunsmiths on various topics throughout the book. Sights Grips Front Straps Extractors Ejectors .45 ACP Ammunition How it works? Why Doesn't it Work? Barrels and Bushings Sears and Hammers Triggers Mainspring Housings Springs The Defensive 1911 Dimensional Variations by Make ...and considerably more. Input from taken via my site and incorporated in what was included. If interested, contact me or keep an eye on www.hipowersandhandguns.com I'll post when it's available. Projected pricing for the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" book is $17.95 with the 8 1/2 x 11" going for $24.95. Best.