This had to happen sooner rather than later. I love this gun. I don't care what the detractors say about it being a relic of the dinosaur era. I have been reading an ungodly amount of material about this gun for 6 years now plus an almost daily up close examination of a WWII G.I. sidearm of an ancestor. Had no problem taking it apart and putting it back together again several times just for the heck of it. It's a confidence builder when you know you can disassemble, clean, maintain, replace parts, and assemble your pistol yourself. Problems? I've encountered problems that wouldn't have occurred in the first place had the correct magazine and ammo been used. I've also learned that the less you tinker with the gun, the better off you'll be. I know one guy who welded the grip safety in place to make it more "shootable". One night he was so drunk and was on his way home. He removed his gun from his waist prior to entering his pick-up, not noticing he accidentally wiped down the safety in doing so. With his finger on the trigger, he created a very nice hole on the floor of his Frontier, and a serious gash on his lower left leg. At this instance, the alcohol level on his body evaporated in an instant. It could've turned a hell of a lot worse. He probably violated almost all of the safety rules, but what concerns us here is the dangerous modification of equipment. John Moses Browning knew what he was doing when he put these safeties in place. This gun also has a history with us Filipinos. It was first used against our Moro brothers in 1912. I'd warrant a guess that the 1911 was designed for us (though we're at the muzzle end;f ) when the Americans' .38s fail to stop these tenacious fighters. I'm getting one as soon as the political scene stabilized (read: after the elections) and assuming we don't elect a President who's dumb enough to think that guns are bane to peace and order. Your thoughts, gentlemen.