This is my fifth Colt, but my second built in the last 30 years. I wanted a blued series 70 Government model, but no one had them. To get my crack fix, I bought the stainless. I know people would think that you pay more for the Colt name, but she has some little differences that set her aside from some other production guns. The ejector is pinned (F U Springfield). It has the bowtie cut people crow about that is usually found in higher end guns. It has a nice little bevel in the disconnecter track. The back of the slide stop has a bevel at the bottom to keep it from rubbing the frame underneath it. Most all the little bits are bar stock. The only oddity I really found was the barrel while nicely polished, was not throated like all modern 1911's. I will have to check function with my favorite wadcutter load. My one little bug was the grips. I had a beautiful set of walnut grips on it, but they had the slot cut for an ambi safety. The only thing I hate on a 1911 more than an ambi safety, is a gun with no ambi and cut grips. The grips on it are a pair of original Colt series 70 grips I had in my box o grips. I was saving them for a blued gun, but I think it works. This is my last gun of the year, but by the middle of next year. I hope to have added a blued model and a Delta. This is actually my third stainless 1911. The other two being a Springfield GI, and a Remington R1s. While I like them all. This one is the nicest of the three.