First off, let me start by saying I'm not a 1911 expert by any means. In fact, quite the opposite is true; I'm looking into purchasing my first one here soon. I know I'm going to get a lot of negative feedback here soon but here goes. I've looked at a lot of different 1911's over the last few months (some of every major manufacturer) and I have shot quite a few. I handled 2 RO's on Sunday and I have to say that I did not notice a difference in slide to frame fit between it and the NM loaded model. I haven't shot an RO (yet), but I think a lot of the hype surrounding the RO is just that-hype. Springfield put "budget TRP" in everyone's head and I think that it has fooled a lot of people. Is there something I'm missing here? Maybe because I'm new to 1911's, but I have yet to see solid proof of the RO being any better than a loaded model.