Hi BoG's, Atlast..got myself a cheap 1911 cal. 45 pistol for a starter. This is my 1st 1911 semi-auto pistol. Just bought a cheap one first to thinker and to get used to it before getting a high end competition boomer next year(if the boss permits). I am expecting to have this unit in my hand this coming December. This thing might be cheap but who knows...maybe it shoot's as good as those high end boomer.