I don't know why but any time I see a heavily modified 1911 like a Colt or a Springfield, the work generally looks awful and sometimes mods to things like the feed ramp make me cringe. It seems to be the case that guns are set up to run right from the factory, most of the time. I have had a local 'smith modify my SP01 with some parts, including a competition hammer, extended firing pin spring, etc. The trigger pull is great on it now. But if whatever reason I wanted it to be stock, I have all the parts and could easily swap it back. But sometimes people modify guns permanently, including screwing with 1911 frame/slide fit and feed ramp and dremel work on stuff that ruins the gun. Also, swapping out stock parts and selling them off/losing them and having a gun made from random manufacturers. I seem to see this a lot in 1911 stuff. I can see legitimate custom shop work increasing the value of a gun, but amateur kitchen table smith jobs to me makes the gun seem less valueable, even if people swear up and down otherwise. Your thoughts?