I wanted a "car gun" that was relatively inexpensive. I carry my other 1911s daily but since I can't carry at work I sometimes need to leave a gun in my car. I do not want to leave my more expensive 1911s in a car in a parking lot for 10 hours at a time for obvious reasons. Also for times when I will be somewhere where I will have to leave my gun in the car for days at a time (Airport, cruise terminal etc). So all of that and I wanted an excuse to buy a new gun Looked at the Range Office (nice gun) and a few Kimbers. But went the the R1 as it seemed the best combo of being pretty nice and a good price, $659 before tax. I looked at some other (non 1911s) handguns but pretty much do not care for the ergonomics of anything non 1911 these days Crappy pics to follow. First impressions are over good. The only two things I would be critical of are the finish which appears to be a little cheap feeling. It might be great and hold up but just feels questionable to me. And the trigger is a bit mushy, not bad but a little mushy. The overall fit and finish appears to be pretty good. They had one of the Browning .22LR 1911 ($520) and that thing was just tiny & cute So not knowing a whole bunch about the R1 I was hoping to get some first hand feedback from owners. Anybody have one and what do you think?