In 2003, I bought a cheap Armscor HiCap for $250 and it shot really bad. I was motivated more by patriotic sentimentality and curiosity than common sense to buy this gun. At that time, Phil-made 1911s were unheard of in the USA. It shot really low and group really badly. It also developed a trigger problem later on. I resolved to invest in this gun for sentimental reasons since it's my only Philippine-made gun. I had the following upgrades done - 1) New Para barrel and frame cut by Limcat custom. Cost - $200. That didn't fix the problem because I didn't tell Johnny Lim to fit the barrel but just do the frame cut. Also, at this time, the gun developed a trigger problem. You had to pull it all the way to the back to make it fire. Diyos ko po !! 2) Then I had the gun evaluated at Tussey Custom at Carson City, Nevada. They basically fixed the trigger problem by replacing all internal action parts and did an accuracy job. Cost - $436. Tussey said that the basic cause of the problem was that internal geometry of the gun was all out of spec. Well, this is how it shoots now and it's showing great promise. http://www.flickr.com/photos/x_revo_x/257878837/ The flyers are sighting shots. Total cost of gun plus upgrades : US$886 Value of an accurate gun made in the Philippines and customized by a well-respected American gunsmith : Priceless.